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Assembly Republicans Offer COVID-19 Proposal

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

From The Wheeler Report . . . Assembly Speaker Vos and the Assembly Republicans announced a package to address the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the release, the package includes: Create of a $100 million fund to respond to the public health emergency Double the number of local public health staff working on the COVID-19 response Offer […]

Nygren Resigning From the Legislature

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

From WisPolitics.com … Joint Finance Co-chair John Nygren, R-Marinette, announced today he is resigning from the Legislature effective tomorrow to pursue an opportunity in the private sector. See the release here.

COVID-19 Precipitates Changes to GED Testing and Credentialing

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

From the Legal Side… In its most recent Legal Update, the Strang Patteson Law Firm focuses on how the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred changes in GED testing and credentialing. 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 […]

LeMahieu Rounds Out Senate GOP Finance Team

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

From WisPolitics.com . . . Incoming Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu today rounded out his Finance Committee team, appointing Sen. Duey Stroebel vice-chair and adding four new members. LeMahieu, R-Oostburg, previously announced Sen. Howard Marklein, R-Spring Green, will serve as chair for the 2021-22 session. He and Strobel will be the only holdovers from the current session. […]

State Superintendent Candidate Survey Responses

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

As you know on November 5, 2020, the SAA asked the candidates for State Superintendent to respond in writing to questions on current education issues impacting Wisconsin public schools and public school children. We have received responses from five of the six announced candidates.  In follow-up efforts with the sixth candidate, we ascertained that our […]

School District Grievance Procedure Provisions to Immediately Review

Monday, November 30th, 2020

From the Legal Side… As a follow-up to its November 20th Legal Update on “workplace safety” grievances, the von Briesen & Roper Law Firm, in its most recent Legal Update, focuses on which district grievance procedure provisions deserve immediate attention to best prepare for a potential grievance. The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe […]

Evers Announces New Public Health Emergency

Friday, November 20th, 2020

From The Wheeler Report . . . Governor Evers announced earlier this week his intention to extend the public health emergency in Wisconsin.  Today he signed Executive Order #95 declaring a new public health emergency. The current health emergency expires on Saturday, this new public health emergency takes effect immediately and will last for 60 days (January […]

DOA Projects $1.2 Billion Ending Balance for this Fiscal Year, Growing Revenues for Next Budget

Friday, November 20th, 2020

From WisPolitics.com … The Evers administration today projected the state will finish the current budget with a gross balance of $1.2 billion. It also projected the state will take in $1.35 billion in new revenue for the 2021-23 budget. But even with a healthy balance to finish this budget and that new revenue growth, the […]

It’s Called a “Workplace Safety” Grievance, But What is This Really About?

Friday, November 20th, 2020

From the Legal Side… In its most recent Legal Update, the von Briesen & Roper Law Firm  focuses on the recent rash of workplace safety grievances filed by district employees or union leadership in many Wisconsin school districts. The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is valuable information for SAA members.  We […]

Evers to Extend Mask Mandate Into Mid-January

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

From WisPolitics.com … Gov. Tony Evers announced today he will issue a new public health declaration and extend his mask mandate into mid-January. The current order and requirement for face coverings are being challenged by a Waukesha businessman, and the state Supreme Court heard arguments in the case Monday. Those orders expire Saturday. “It’s clear […]

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