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Speaker Vos Announces Assembly Committees and Chairs

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has announced the Assembly committees and their respective chairs for the 2019-20 session. Assembly Committee Chairs

When Must Walker Act on Lame Duck Bills?

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

There has been considerable confusion in the press over the laws governing gubernatorial action on the extraordinary session bills recently passed by the Legislature.  For some clarification, check out this news story by Channel3000.com.

“Teacher Protection Act” May Be Coming Back

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt says he’s considering bringing back his “Teacher Protection Act” next session — but in a series of bills rather than just one. Still, the Fond du Lac Republican cautioned he hasn’t yet made a decision about introducing it again given that the “dynamics have changed” with incoming Dem Gov.-elect […]

Evers Announces “Building the People’s Budget” Tour

Monday, December 10th, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … Gov.-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Gov.-elect Mandela Barnes are launching a tour for what they’re calling Building the People’s Budget. The statewide tour will kick off tomorrow in Green Bay and wrap up next week in Milwaukee. During the sessions, the public will be able to share their budget priorities with the pair […]

Senate Passes Three Lame-Duck Bills

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … GOP lawmakers worked all night on three bills Dems call a lame-duck power grab, with one bill still being debated in the Assembly as of 8 a.m. The third and most controversial measure passed the state Senate on a 17-16 vote around 6 a.m. And now the Assembly appears poised to send […]

Lame-Duck Session Bills Move to the Floor

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … Both houses of the Legislature plan to be on the floor today for three extraordinary session bills that cleared the Joint Finance Committee 12-4 along party lines early this morning. The committee made several tweaks to the controversial measures labeled by Dems as a power grab meant to undercut the incoming Dem […]

Fitzgerald: “We don’t trust Tony Evers right now”

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Check out this Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story about Senate Majority Leader Fitzgerald’s comments about Governor-elect Evers and why GOP legislators are moving forward with a lame-duck session designed to weaken the incoming Democratic governor.

Open Enrollment Space Limitations

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

From the Legal Side… The most recent legal update from the Strang Patteson Law Firm has a very straight-forward conclusion as evidenced by its title: 2019-20 Open Enrollment Space Limitations Must Be Set During the January 2019 School Board Meeting.

403(b) Plans Remedial Amendment Period

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

From the Legal Side… In its most recent newsletter, Boardman Clark provides an update focused on the IRS 403(b) plan remedial amendment period. The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is valuable information for SAA members.  We are distributing this update to SAA members with the permission of Boardman Clark.

Evers’ Fair Funding Proposal — The Printout

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

In the past few weeks, several SAA members have asked for school district level information on the fiscal impact of Governor-elect Evers’ 2019-21 Fair Funding proposal. This spreadsheet, produced by the DPI in September 2018, shows what each school district is to receive from the state for the following programs: 1) 2018-19 July 1st General Aid […]

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