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403(b) Plans Remedial Amendment Period

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

From the Legal Side… In its most recent newsletter, Boardman Clark provides an update focused on the IRS 403(b) plan remedial amendment period. The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is valuable information for SAA members.  We are distributing this update to SAA members with the permission of Boardman Clark.

Evers’ Fair Funding Proposal — The Printout

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

In the past few weeks, several SAA members have asked for school district level information on the fiscal impact of Governor-elect Evers’ 2019-21 Fair Funding proposal. This spreadsheet, produced by the DPI in September 2018, shows what each school district is to receive from the state for the following programs: 1) 2018-19 July 1st General Aid […]

Vos Announces JFC Picks

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … Speaker Robin Vos today added Reps. Terry Katsma, of Oostburg, and Shannon Zimmerman, of River Falls, to the Assembly GOP Joint Finance team. The two replace outgoing Rep. Dale Kooyenga, who won his race for state Senate, and Rep. Mary Felzkowski, who was recently elected assistant majority leader. Vos today also announced […]

GOP Caucuses Meet Today on Lame-Duck Session

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … Both GOP caucuses are meeting today as leaders gauge member support for issues they may take up in a lame-duck session. Among other things, legislative leaders have talked about addressing the administrative rules process, changing the appointments to some state boards and moving the date of the 2020 presidential primary. Stay tuned.

$2.1 Billion in New GPR Estimated Through Mid-2021

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … The outgoing Walker administration today projected the state will see $2.1 billion in new general purpose revenue through mid-2021. The biannual report released this afternoon found the state’s ending balance on June 30 for the current fiscal year is now expected to be $662.6 million, $440.9 million more than previously expected. The […]

Invite Your Legislators to School

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

It’s time to invite your legislators to school. The November election has changed the political environment for K-12 education in Madison.  Many of you now have new legislators, but even if you don’t, now is a good time to renew your relationships. It is clear to me that in order to meet the challenges posed […]

Most Wisconsin Schools Meet or Exceed Expectations

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … Most Wisconsin schools are meeting or exceeding expectations, according to the latest round of state report cards released today by the Department of Public Instruction. Across the state, nearly 84 percent of public and private schools and 96 percent of districts earned three stars or more in the five-star rating system in […]

Evers Names Gau Chief of Staff; Anton Transition Director

Monday, November 12th, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … Maggie Gau, who served as Tony Evers’ campaign manager for his successful guv bid and previously worked as a legislative aid in the state Capitol, will become his chief of staff. Meanwhile, JoAnne Anton, who formerly worked as U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl’s state director and now leads his philanthropic organization, will be […]

Walker Concedes

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … Gov. Scott Walker conceded this afternoon, offering the “full support of my staff and our cabinet” as Dem rival Tony Evers begins the transition process. In a statement that thanked his family and aides and paid homage to his father, who passed away during the campaign, the guv praised Evers for “his […]

SAA Statement on Evers’ Election Victory

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

The SAA has issued this statement on the election of Tony Evers to Governor.

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