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State of the State Address Tonight

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

From … Gov. Tony Evers will deliver his first State of the State at 7 p.m. today. The speech will be carried live by WisconsinEye and Wisconsin Public TV as Evers addresses a joint session of the state Legislature.

SAA 2019-21 Legislative Agenda

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

After a lengthy process of seeking member input and vetting policy proposals, the 2019-21 SAA Legislative Agenda has been approved.  The process utilized was designed to achieve a legislative agenda representative of our diverse, statewide membership.  I want to thank the members of the SAA Policy Research & Development Team and the SAA Legislative Committee for all their […]

Governor Requests to Give Budget Address

Monday, January 21st, 2019

From The Wheeler Report . . . Governor Evers has sent letters to both Senate Chief Clerk Jeff Renk and Assembly Chief Clerk Patrick Fuller requesting to deliver his budget address to a joint session of the legislature on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.  Here is the history of Governor’s and their budget address speech dates. February 12, 1997 – […]

Legislative Leaders on Both Sides Support More Funding for Education

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Check out this news story from Molly Beck of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on the release of the Blue Ribbon Commission recommendations.

Blue Ribbon Commission Recommendations Released

Monday, January 7th, 2019

Check out the Blue Ribbon Commission recommendations released today.  You may also like to access my December 20, 2018 blog post in which I recap the December 19th meeting of the Commission.

Evers Calls For “Putting People First” in Inaugural Address

Monday, January 7th, 2019

From … Echoing a theme from his successful campaign, Tony Evers today called for “putting people first” after being sworn in as Wisconsin’s 46th governor. The outgoing state schools superintendent reminded the crowd in the Capitol of the themes he campaigned on last fall, including fully funding public education, making healthcare affordable and protecting […]

Blue Ribbon Commission Meeting Recap

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

The Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding met for the final time yesterday with members discussing and finalizing its recommendations for improving Wisconsin’s school funding system.  Commission members worked from a series of issue papers developed by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) based on the testimony received during the Commission’s eight public hearings around the […]

Informing Racine Taxpayers About the Voucher Tax Levy

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

Check out this article from the Racine Journal Times on the insert mailed with Racine property tax bills detailing the portion of the school tax levy which supports tuition for private school students through vouchers.

Fitzgerald Announces Senate Committee Chairs

Monday, December 17th, 2018

From … All 19 GOP members of the state Senate next session will chair a committee, including the three incoming freshmen. Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, today announced the standing committees and chairs for the 2019-20 legislative session. Kathy Bernier, R-Lake Hallie, will become chair of the Elections, Ethics and Rural Issues Committee. Sen. […]

Blue Ribbon Commission to Meet on Wednesday

Monday, December 17th, 2018

The co-chairs of the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding, Rep. Joel Kitchens (R- Sturgeon Bay) and Sen. Luther Olsen (R- Ripon), have announced the next Commission meeting on Wednesday, December 19 in Room 412 East, Wisconsin State Capitol. The commission meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m., with members discussing and finalizing the commission’s recommendations for […]

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