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Fate of School Safety Package Uncertain in Assembly

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … The Assembly will convene this afternoon in extraordinary session to take up more than a dozen bills including some on the topic of school safety. Other bills on the calendar include the Senate’s version of the guv’s child tax credit, which includes a scaled-back version of the sales tax holiday championed by […]

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 […]

GOP Lawmakers Reach Deal on School Safety

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

GOP leadership has come to agreement on a plan that will make minor modifications to the Governor’s school safety package.  The Senate plans to pass the bill today with the Assembly taking it up on Thursday. See the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story here.

Senate Scrambles to Finalize School Safety Proposal

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

This news story by the Wisconsin State Journal does a pretty good job of summarizing where we are on school safety in Madison.

Nerison Will Not Seek Re-election

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … State Rep. Lee Nerison, R-Westby, announced yesterday he will not seek re-election in November. Nerison, 65, was first elected to the Assembly in 2004. He noted stopping in the Capitol as a kid with his family on his way back to southwestern Wisconsin from Milwaukee Braves games. “I never dreamed I would […]

Assembly Education Public Hearing Tomorrow on School Safety

Monday, March 19th, 2018

The Assembly Education Committee will hold a public hearing on the following six bills at 10:00 am on Tuesday, March 20th in Room 417 North, State Capitol. March 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 1  -Relating to: grants to schools for school safety and safety-related upgrades to school buildings, equipment, and facilities; providing an exemption from rule-making procedures; […]

Moulton Will Not Seek Re-election

Monday, March 19th, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … GOP state Sen. Terry Moulton, of Chippewa Falls, announced this morning he will not seek re-election. The 71-year-old was elected to the Assembly in 2004 and served two terms before losing the seat in 2008. He then won his Senate seat in 2010. “When I began my campaign for the Senate, eight […]

Governor Walker’s Special Session School Safety Proposals

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

From The Wheeler Report . . . Gov. Walker has called a special session on school safety, (EO#278) and has forwarded a $100 million proposal for the legislature to consider. The bills were included at the time of the release which announced the special session. According to his release, Walker’s plan includes: Establishing the Office […]

Walker Calls School Safety Special Session

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Governor Scott Walker today called for a special session of the Wisconsin State Legislature to pass his comprehensive School Safety Plan. See Governor Walker’s press release.

Rep. Pope Introduces Student Safety Package

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

From The Wheeler Report . . . Rep. Sondy Pope is circulating a group of bills called the Wisconsin Student Safety Package. The package includes: AB-1011 Safety Revenue Adjustment (Pope, Sondy) Adjusting a school district’s revenue limit for certain school safety expenditures. Referred to Assembly Education SB-858 Safety Revenue Adjustment (Bewley, Janet) Adjusting a school district’s revenue limit for certain […]

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