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Re-Issuing State Budget Alert – Please Respond ASAP!

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Many thanks to those that have contacted the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) members and their legislators in response to the SAA’s State Budget Alert issued last Thursday. Several SAA members have shared with me that their GOP legislators are indicating they are feeling no pressure to increase special education funding substantially. For that reason, we […]

GOP Considers Splitting Budget Into Two Bills

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

From WisPolitics.com … GOP legislative leaders are considering splitting the budget into two bills — one that would outline spending and the other containing policy — in an attempt to get around the guv’s partial veto authority. Gov. Tony Evers has the most powerful partial veto authority in the country, but can only use it […]

Public Instruction Budget Papers

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Here are the LFB Budget Papers that the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) will work from during their Executive Session on K-12 education this Thursday. General School Aids & Revenue Limits Categorical Aids  Choice, Charter & Open Enrollment Administrative & Other Funding

No Progress Apparent Between Evers, GOP Lawmakers

Monday, May 20th, 2019

This news story by Mark Sommerhauser of the Wisconsin State Journal effectively sums up the budget situation in Madison as the Joint Finance Committee prepares to take up the K-12 education portion of the 2019-21 state budget.  Check it out here.

State Budget Alert: Your Response Needed

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

THIS IS A PRIORITY LEGISLATIVE ALERT FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE ACTION The Joint Finance Committee (JFC) plans to vote on the K-12 education portion of the State Budget on Thursday, May 23rd. From the very beginning of the 2019-21 State Budget process, we have known that Governor Evers’ budget priorities, including the proposed $1.4 billion increase […]

LFB: Additional $753 Million in State Revenue Available for 2019-21 Budget

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

From WisPolitics.com … The state is projected to have nearly $2.9 billion in additional money to spend over the next two years after the Legislative Fiscal Bureau today upped its revenue estimates through mid-2021. The state was already expecting healthy revenue growth for the next budget compared to the current biennium. But today’s re-estimate from […]

JFC Executive Session Thursday

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

The Joint Finance Committee (JFC) will hold its first Executive Session (voting) of this State Budget session on Thursday, May 9th at 11:00am.  In addition to action on a motion to eliminate 131 items (both fiscal and non-fiscal) Governor Evers included in his Executive Budget, the JFC will also take up the following issue areas: Educational […]

General Fund Would See $1.4 Billion Less Under JFC Motion

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

From WisPolitics.com … The first motion the Joint Finance Committee plans to take up Thursday would result in the general fund seeing $1.4 billion less over the next two years than what Gov. Tony Evers proposed, according to an analysis by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau. What’s more, the motion, which includes rejecting Evers’ call to […]

JFC to Kill Evers’ Medicaid Expansion Plan; LFB Non-Fiscal Policy Memo

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

From WisPolitics.com … The Joint Finance Committee’s first actions on Gov. Tony Evers’ budget May 9 will be to pull out a host of his priorities, from expanding Medicaid to allowing illegal immigrants to get driver licenses. Typically, the JFC co-chairs have the Legislative Fiscal Bureau identify policy items that can be pulled from a […]

Notes from JFC Hearing

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Yesterday, the Joint Finance Committee held it’s final public hearing on the 2019-21 state budget bill in Green Bay.  The SAA was extremely well-represented with the following superintendents and district team members providing testimony: Jim Sebert (Fond du Lac) Aaron Sadoff (North Fond du Lac) Erik Olson (Ashland) Patrick Rau (Peshtigo) Ben Niehaus (Florence) Nate […]

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