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Testifying At JFC Hearings

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

As you know, beginning this Friday, April 5, the Joint Finance Committee plans to hold 4 public hearings on the Governor’s 2019-21 State Budget.  Those hearings include: Friday, April 5, Pontiac Convention Center, Janesville. Wednesday, April 10, Oak Creek Community Center, Oak Creek. Monday, April 15, University Center – Riverview Ballroom, UW-River Falls. Wednesday, April […]

JFC Hearings: Who Plans to Testify?

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

As you know, beginning next Friday, April 5, the Joint Finance Committee plans to hold 4 public hearings on the Governor’s 2019-21 State Budget.  Those hearings include: Friday, April 5, Pontiac Convention Center, Janesville. Wednesday, April 10, Oak Creek Community Center, Oak Creek. Monday, April 15, University Center – Riverview Ballroom, UW-River Falls. Wednesday, April […]

State Budget Alert: Joint Finance Committee

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

With the Legislative Fiscal Bureau’s (LFB) summary of the governor’s budget recommendations having been released, the 2019-21 State Budget process has begun to pick up speed.  The Joint Finance Committee (JFC) will conduct state agency briefings April 3rd and 4th (DPI is scheduled for April 3rd) and hold a total of four public hearings on […]

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

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 […]

SAA Re-Issuing Priority Legislative Alert on PI 34 Rule

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

The SAA is re-issuing its Priority Legislative Alert on the Educator Licensure Rule Changes (PI 34).  The licensure flexibility that WASDA, WASBO, AWSA, WCASS and WASPA worked so hard to achieve in the PI 34 rule is in jeopardy. The Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules (JCRAR) held a public hearing last Thursday, June 7th on […]

Priority Legislative Alert: Educator Licensure Rule Changes (PI 34)

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

The SAA is issuing a Priority Legislative Alert on the Educator Licensure Rule Changes (PI 34).  The licensure flexibility that WASDA, WASBO, AWSA, WCASS and WASPA worked so hard to achieve in the PI 34 rule is in jeopardy. The Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules (JCRAR) held a public hearing last Thursday, June […]

Concurrent Enrollment Fix Signed by Governor

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Assembly Bill 805, the so-called “Concurrent Enrollment Fix”, was signed into law yesterday by Governor Scott Walker as Act 307.  The SAA strongly supported this bill. You might recall that the Early College Credit Program (ECCP) adopted in the 2017-19 State Budget increased school district fiscal exposure for participation in concurrent enrollment programs.  Act 307 […]

Governor to Sign School Safety Bill Today

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Media reports indicate that Governor Walker will sign the $100 million school safety legislation today at Victor Haen Elementary School in Kaukauna.  Check out the news story from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. We are also linking for your information AB 843 as enrolled as well as the Legislative Council’s Amendment Memo for the bill, which […]

Senate Passes School Safety Package

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … The Senate late last night approved on a 28-4 vote its version of a plan aimed at increasing school safety. The proposal, adopted as an amendment to AB 843, differs from the six special session bills Assembly Republicans had been considering in a public hearing. Still, it leaves in place the major […]

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