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Senate Education Committee Executive Session

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Yesterday, the Senate Education Commission recommended for passage by paper ballot two bills supported by the SAA (see below). SB-160 School Board Meeting Notice (Olsen, Luther) The method for providing notice of a special meeting of a school board. Passage recommended, 9-0. AB-195 Reciprocity Licenses (Tranel, Travis) A license to teach based on reciprocity and […]

Evers Signs Budget, Pumps More Money Into K-12 Through Partial Vetoes

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

From WisPolitics.com … Gov. Tony Evers signed the two-year budget Wednesday, but only after using his partial veto authority to pump nearly $100 million more into K-12 education than what Republicans had proposed. He also undercut former Gov. Scott Walker’s push to require able-bodied adults with school-age children to meet work requirements to receive food […]

Evers Calls for the Budget

Friday, June 28th, 2019

From WisPolitics.com … An hour after Tony Evers called for lawmakers to send him the budget, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said the “worst thing, I think, in the world” would be if the guv vetoed the entire thing. GOP lawmakers yesterday touted their version of the budget in a pair of news conferences, arguing […]

Notes on Budget Process

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

From The Wheeler Report . . . The budget has passed both houses of the legislature and is ready to be enrolled.  It is expected that enrollment will be done quickly with the possibility of the leadership of both houses signing the bill cover on Friday.  It is expected that Speaker Vos will direct the […]

Assembly Approves Budget: On to the Senate

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

From WisPolitics.com… 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 […]

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.

GOP K-12 Motion Released

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

GOP members of the Joint Finance Committee have released their K-12 Omnibus Motion that will be voted on later today.

Re-Issuing State Budget Alert – Please Respond ASAP!

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Many thanks to those that have contacted the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) members and their legislators in response to the SAA’s State Budget Alert issued last Thursday. Several SAA members have shared with me that their GOP legislators are indicating they are feeling no pressure to increase special education funding substantially. For that reason, we […]

State Budget Alert: Your Response Needed

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

THIS IS A PRIORITY LEGISLATIVE ALERT FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE ACTION The Joint Finance Committee (JFC) plans to vote on the K-12 education portion of the State Budget on Thursday, May 23rd. From the very beginning of the 2019-21 State Budget process, we have known that Governor Evers’ budget priorities, including the proposed $1.4 billion increase […]

Notes from JFC Hearing

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Yesterday, the Joint Finance Committee held it’s third of four public hearings on the 2019-21 state budget bill in River Falls.  The SAA was well-represented with superintendents Jamie Benson (River Falls), Patrick Olson (New Richmond), Bruce Quinton (Pepin), Joe Zydowsky (Menomonie), Mark Luebker (Osceola) and John Humphries (Thorp) providing testimony.  CESA 6 Administrator Jerry Walters […]

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