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Evers Delivers State of Education Address

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

State Superintendent Tony Evers delivered his State of Education address today before an audience of school superintendents and invited guests at the State Capitol in Madison. He used “The Man in the Arena” passage from President Teddy Roosevelt’s 1910 “Citizenship in a Republic” speech as a backdrop to the call for leadership in these challenging […]

SAA News Release On Budget, Low Revenue Veto

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

The SAA has issued a news release thanking Governor Walker and the legislature for their investments in K12 education.  We also expressed our disappointment at Governor Walker’s veto of the increase to the low revenue ceiling.

Governor to Sign Budget, Veto Low Revenue Ceiling Upper

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

From … Gov. Scott Walker will sign the biennial budget today at Tullar Elementary School in Neenah. He announced 99 vetoes ahead of today’s signing, including wiping out an Assembly GOP plan to boost low-spending school districts. The provision for low-spending districts, now capped at $9,100 per student, would have boosted their revenue limit […]

Governor Releases Budget Vetoes

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

The Governor’s office has released the Governor’s state budget vetoes.  We have pasted the Public Instruction vetoes below: PUBLIC INSTRUCTION 32. Energy Efficiency Revenue Limit Adjustment I am partially vetoing this section to limit adoption of such resolutions to before January 1, 2018 or after December 3018.  I object to the temporary suspension of this […]

Senate Committee Passes Amended AB 169

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

“A state Senate committee on Tuesday approved a bill that would allow people to carry concealed guns without getting training or state permits and in some cases bring them onto school grounds.  The Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee signed off on the bill 3-2, with all Republicans for it and all Democrats against it. […]

SAA Veto Request Letter

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

The SAA hand delivered its veto request letter to the Governors office late yesterday.

Gun Bill Up for Committee Vote Today

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

From … The Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee is scheduled to vote this morning on a GOP constitutional carry bill. But the committee’s expected to introduce a substitute amendment today that would strike out language in the original bill to eliminate the state’s school gun free zone law. Instead, the sub would modify […]

It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over — Vos Move Could Delay Budget Signing

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

From … Assembly Speaker Robin Vos wants to talk with Scott Walker about the veto promises he issued to win Senate passage before sending the budget to the guv, a move that could delay the timetable for signing it. Walker has said he wants to sign the budget before fall begins, which is Friday, and […]

Fitzgerald: “We’ve Got the Votes”

Friday, September 15th, 2017

From … Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald tells that he’s “got the votes” to pass the biennial budget. The Senate is back in session after a three-hour recess, as GOP leaders negotiated with Senate hold-outs to try to get enough votes for the budget. Fitzgerald said in a brief interview that he’s got […]

State Budget Faces Uncertainty in the Senate

Friday, September 15th, 2017

From …  The state Senate is scheduled to come in this morning to vote on the biennial budget, though it’s unclear whether Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has enough GOP votes to pass it. Fitzgerald said this week he doesn’t have 17 votes to pass the budget, with Sen. David Craig, R-Big Bend, expected […]

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