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Bill Repealing DOT School Bus Rule Signed Into Law

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Senate Bill 134, which would repeal a Department of Transportation rule prohibiting the purchase for use in school transportation of a school bus previously titled and registered in another state or jurisdiction if the bus is more than five years old, was signed into law by Governor Walker as Act 49.  The bill was authored […]

Assembly GOP Leaders Release New School Funding Plan

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

From WisPolitics.com … Assembly Republicans today released final details of a plan that would invest about $580 million more into K-12 over the next two years compared to current levels. But that’s about $70 million less than Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal. And while the Assembly GOP plan would lower property taxes compared to current levels, […]

SAA Testifies on SB 187

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

The SAA delivered testimony in opposition to Senate Bill 187, relating to providing information about school district referendum revenue, at a public hearing conducted yesterday by the Senate Committee on Economic Development, Commerce and Local Government. Please note, the SAA testimony packet includes a memo from Allison Buchanan of Quarles & Brady as well as […]

State Budget Video Alert

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

SAA members please watch this important 6 minute video alert on the state budget.  Portions of the video alert, including legislator contact information, appear below in text form. State Budget Alert The Joint Finance Committee (JFC) wrapped up its 6 state budget hearings on April 21st and started voting on state budget items in executive […]

School Referendum Bills Introduced

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

The six bills relating to school referenda have been introduced in the Senate.  Five of them have also been introduced in the Assembly.  Please note that the bills have been referred to four different Senate committees.  Below we have linked each of the Senate bills and listed for each the relating clause, the committee the bill was […]

Craig, Felzkowski Introduce Constitutional Carry

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

From The Wheeler Report . . . Sen. Dave Craig and Rep. Mary Felzkowski are circulating a bill providing for constitutional carry in Wisconsin. In 2011, the Wisconsin Legislature passed, and Gov. Walker signed, a concealed carry bill (Act 35). The bill being circulated later today will eliminate the need for a concealed carry permit, […]

JFC Hearings: Who Plans to Testify?

Monday, March 20th, 2017

As you know, beginning on April 3rd, the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) plans to hold six public hearing on the Governor’s 2017-19 budget bill.  Those hearings include: Monday, April 3 – UW-Platteville, Platteville Wednesday, April 5 – State Fair Park, Milwaukee Friday, April 7 – Berlin High School, Berlin Tuesday, April 18 – Spooner High […]

State Budget Alert: Joint Finance Committee

Monday, March 20th, 2017

With the Legislative Fiscal Bureau’s (LFB) summary of the governor’s budget recommendations having been released, the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) will soon begin its deliberations on the 2017-19 State Budget Bill.  The JFC will conduct state agency briefings the week of March 27 (DPI is scheduled for March 30) and hold a total of six […]

Assembly Start Date Bill Introduced

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

A bill to repeal the September 1 school start date was introduced in the Assembly yesterday as Assembly Bill 103.  The bill is authored by Representative Jim Ott (R-Mequon) and has been referred to the Assembly Education Committee, chaired by Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac).  We anticipate that the Senate companion bill, authored by […]

DPI Notices of Public Hearings on Administrative Rules

Monday, October 24th, 2016

The Department of Public Instruction has noticed public hearings on two DPI emergency rules regarding changes to summer and interim session classes (PI 17) and changes to High Cost Special Education Aid (PI 30). The proposed PI 17 rules modifies existing policies and practices which include the following:  Alignment of existing summer and interim session courses […]

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