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Legislative Leaders on Both Sides Support More Funding for Education

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Check out this news story from Molly Beck of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on the release of the Blue Ribbon Commission recommendations.

Blue Ribbon Commission Recommendations Released

Monday, January 7th, 2019

Check out the Blue Ribbon Commission recommendations released today.  You may also like to access my December 20, 2018 blog post in which I recap the December 19th meeting of the Commission.

Evers Calls For “Putting People First” in Inaugural Address

Monday, January 7th, 2019

From … Echoing a theme from his successful campaign, Tony Evers today called for “putting people first” after being sworn in as Wisconsin’s 46th governor. The outgoing state schools superintendent reminded the crowd in the Capitol of the themes he campaigned on last fall, including fully funding public education, making healthcare affordable and protecting […]

Blue Ribbon Commission Meeting Recap

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

The Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding met for the final time yesterday with members discussing and finalizing its recommendations for improving Wisconsin’s school funding system.  Commission members worked from a series of issue papers developed by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) based on the testimony received during the Commission’s eight public hearings around the […]

Informing Racine Taxpayers About the Voucher Tax Levy

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

Check out this article from the Racine Journal Times on the insert mailed with Racine property tax bills detailing the portion of the school tax levy which supports tuition for private school students through vouchers.

Fitzgerald Announces Senate Committee Chairs

Monday, December 17th, 2018

From … All 19 GOP members of the state Senate next session will chair a committee, including the three incoming freshmen. Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, today announced the standing committees and chairs for the 2019-20 legislative session. Kathy Bernier, R-Lake Hallie, will become chair of the Elections, Ethics and Rural Issues Committee. Sen. […]

Blue Ribbon Commission to Meet on Wednesday

Monday, December 17th, 2018

The co-chairs of the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding, Rep. Joel Kitchens (R- Sturgeon Bay) and Sen. Luther Olsen (R- Ripon), have announced the next Commission meeting on Wednesday, December 19 in Room 412 East, Wisconsin State Capitol. The commission meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m., with members discussing and finalizing the commission’s recommendations for […]

LFB Releases Memo on 2018-19 General School Aids

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

From The Wheeler Report . . . The Legislative Fiscal Bureau has released the 2018-19 General School Aids for All School Districts. According to the LFB memo, the state will provide $4,656.8 million in 2018-19 for general school aids. There are 401 of the 422 school districts eligible for $4,594.6 million in equalized aid, 25 school […]

State Share of K12 Costs Rise to 64.9%

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

From … The state’s share of K-12 education costs bumped up to 64.9 percent of the $10.5 billion spent in 2017-18, according to a new memo from the Legislative Fiscal Bureau. That was an increase from the nearly 63.6 percent the state covered in 2016-17 and the 62.7 percent in 2015-16. LFB said it […]

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

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