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Assembly Approves Budget: On to the Senate

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

From… The state Assembly late Tuesday approved the GOP’s version of the state budget 60-39, sending the document to the Senate. Three Republicans joined all Assembly Dems in opposing the bill. The GOP no votes were: Janel Brandtjen, of Menomonee Falls; Rick Gundrum, of Slinger; and Tim Ramthun, of Campbellsport. See more from WisPolitics […]

Supreme Court Finds DPI Subject to GOP Laws on Administrative Rules

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

The State Supreme Court issued its ruling today in Koschkee v. Taylor.  It requires DPI to go through the same processes for the enactment of administrative rules (including governor approval) as other state agencies, despite the fact that the State Superintendent of Public Instruction is a constitutional official, and despite at least two prior Supreme Court […]

LFB: Just 7 Policy Provisions in JFC Budget

Monday, June 24th, 2019

From …  The Legislative Fiscal Bureau identified just seven policy provisions in the budget that emerged from the Joint Finance Committee. That’s down from 69 items in the 2017-19 budget approved by the JFC. Republican lawmakers looked to limit policy added to the proposed budget to avoid giving Gov. Tony Evers room to use […]

LFB: Property Tax Impacts the Same on JFC, Evers Budgets

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

From … Property taxes on a median-valued home would go up the same amount under the GOP’s budget plan as they would under Gov. Tony Evers’ original proposal, according to a Legislative Fiscal Bureau analysis. That’s despite JFC Republicans last week pumping $58.6 million into the lottery to free up additional money for a […]

Evers Waiting for Final Budget Before Making Veto Decision

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

From …  Gov. Tony Evers yesterday said he will not make a decision on how to use his partial or full veto authority on the state budget until lawmakers present him with a finalized version. The Joint Finance Committee last week wrapped up its deliberations on the guv’s original proposal. The panel approved a […]

JFC Passes State Budget

Friday, June 14th, 2019

The GOP-led Joint Finance Committee passed its state budget bill yesterday.  Check out the recap from Wisconsin Public Radio.

Evers Weighing Options on Budget

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Check out this news story from the Racine Journal Times.

GOP May Not Return Until October If Evers Vetoes Entire Budget

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

According to Wisconsin State Journal coverage, Speaker Robin Vos has confirmed what many budget-watchers have suspected all along: If Governor Evers vetoes the entire state budget bill that reaches his desk, the Republican legislature may be in no hurry to return to Madison to resolve the budget stalemate.  Check out the news story from Riley […]

BoardmanClark: Tax Consequences of Tuition Reimbursement Agreements

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

From The Legal Side… BoardmanClark recently published this School Law FYI regarding Tax Consequences of Tuition Reimbursement Agreements.  The SAA regularly receives these updates and we believe this is valuable information for SAA members.  We are distributing this update to SAA members with the permission of BoardmanClark.

SAA Statement on JFC Budget Action

Friday, May 24th, 2019

The SAA has issued the following news release on yesterday’s Joint Finance Committee (JFC) action on the K-12 portion of the state budget.

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