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LFB Analysis of Governor’s High Cost Transportation Partial Veto

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

The Legislative Fiscal Bureau has produced a memo detailing the impact of the High Cost Transportation Aid Program Modification Under Enrolled AB 68 and Under 2021 Act 58. Governor Evers used an item veto to delete the eligibility criterion limiting eligibility to districts with a membership of less than 3,500 pupils and restore the prior […]

Evers Suggests $100 Million Will Be Distributed On Per Pupil Basis

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

Comments from the Evers administration, detailed in a Wisconsin State Journal article from this morning, suggest that the $100 million in additional federal funds for K-12 education that the Governor announced last week during the state budget signing will be distributed on a per pupil basis.  Check it out here.  We will forward additional information […]

Evers Signs State Budget

Thursday, July 8th, 2021

From … Gov. Tony Evers OK’d a more than $2 billion income tax cut that reduces one of Wisconsin’s three brackets as he largely signed off on the budget that Republicans sent him last week. But he nixed a provision to update income tax withholding tables and a $550 million transfer to the budget […]

Second School Funding Benchmark Could Jeopardize CIVID-19 Relief Funding

Thursday, July 8th, 2021

From … Some new guidance from the U.S. Education Department added a wrinkle in the debate over education funding ahead of Evers’ final deliberations on the budget. The budget GOP lawmakers produced met one benchmark to qualify Wisconsin for $2.3 billion in federal aid. But citing the new guidance from the Biden administration, Department […]

Evers to Act on State Budget This Morning

Thursday, July 8th, 2021

From … Gov. Tony Evers will take action on the budget today during a morning news conference at a Whitefish Bay elementary school, his office said. Evers will be joined by Revenue Secretary Peter Barca and new state schools Superintendent Jill Underly. The guv also will travel to an Eau Claire hospital and UW-Green […]

DPI Releases July 1 General Aid Estimate

Thursday, July 1st, 2021

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today, as required by state law, released an estimate of the general school aids each public school district will receive for the 2021-22 school year. The estimate is based in part on the 2021-2023 state biennial budget recommendation approved by the Joint Committee on Finance on June 17, 2021. […]

Budget Heads to Evers’ Desk After Clearing the Senate

Thursday, July 1st, 2021

From … The state budget is now before Gov. Tony Evers after it cleared the Senate on a bipartisan vote. Three Dems joined all 20 Republicans last night in backing the bill. The massive bill drew four Dem votes in the Assembly. The Senate Dems who supported the bill were: Minority Leader Janet Bewley, […]

DPI Distributes $1.74 Billion to Wisconsin Schools

Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction announced today the agency distributed a total of nearly $1.74 billion to schools across the state to support mental health programs in public schools, students with individualized education plans, transportation costs, and other categorical state aids. For a full news release and for specific amounts by type of aid […]

Assembly Passes Budget; Senate to Vote on Spending Plan Today

Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

From … The Senate is set to begin debate on the budget early this afternoon after it passed the Assembly with four Dems joining all Republicans in backing the $89.2 billion two-year package. Rep. Steve Doyle, of Onalaska, was joined by fellow Dems Deb Andraca, of Whitefish Bay, Beth Meyers, of Bayfield, and Don […]

LFB: State Would Miss $2.2 Billion in K-12 Aid if Full Budget Vetoed

Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

From … Wisconsin wouldn’t qualify for some $2.2 billion in federal K-12 education aid if Gov. Tony Evers vetoed the GOP-authored budget in full and Capitol leaders failed to pass a new one, the Legislative Fiscal Bureau says. The LFB memo underscores the risk some insiders have raised for Evers if he chose to […]

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