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Legislative Council Memo on Recent Wisconsin Supreme Court Case

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

From The Wheeler Report… The Legislative Council has written an IssueBrief on the Fabick v. Evers case which was decided by the Wisconsin Supreme Court last week. The case centers on the Governor’s ability to call multiple emergency orders based on the same conditions.

Testifying at Joint Finance Committee Hearings

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

As you know, beginning this Friday, April 9th, the Joint Finance Committee plans to hold 4 public hearings (three in-person and one virtual) on the Governor’s 2021-23 State Budget.  Those hearings include: Friday, April 9, 2021 (10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)* University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Irvin L. Young Auditorium 930 West Main Street Whitewater, WI 53190 […]

State Budget Alert: Joint Finance Committee

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

The SAA is reissuing this State Budget Alert, originally posted last Monday, March 29, as many SAA members were on spring break.  It is extremely important that Joint Finance Committee members receive communications from all Wisconsin school districts. With the Legislative Fiscal Bureau’s (LFB) summary of Governor Evers’ State Budget proposal having been released, the […]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision Invalidates Governor’s Public Health Emergency But Not School District Mask Requirements

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

From the Legal Side… In its most recent Legal Update, the Strang Patteson Law Firm focuses on the Wisconsin State Supreme Court’s March 31 decision invalidating the Governor’s public health emergency as well as the implications of that ruling for local school districts. The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is valuable […]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Evers Exceeded Authority

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

From … The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 4-3 today that Gov. Tony Evers exceeded his authority in issuing multiple public health emergencies over the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Justice Brian Hagedorn, in the majority opinion, wrote that state law on public health emergencies “must be read to forbid the governor from proclaiming repeated states of […]

JFC Hearings: Who Plans to Testify?

Monday, March 29th, 2021

As you know, beginning on Friday, April 9, the Joint Finance Committee plans to hold 4 public hearings on the Governor’s 2021-23 State Budget.  The first three hearings listed are in-person hearings.  The final one will be a virtual hearing.  We will forward additional information about these hearings as it becomes available. Friday, April 9, […]

State Budget Alert: Joint Finance Committee

Monday, March 29th, 2021

With the Legislative Fiscal Bureau’s (LFB) summary of Governor Evers’ State Budget proposal having been released, the 2021-23 State Budget process has begun to pick up speed.  At this point, we believe the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) will conduct state agency briefings April 6th and 7th and hold a total of four public hearings (three […]

Governor Signs OE Bills, Vetoes SB 39

Monday, March 29th, 2021

On Friday, March 26th, Governor Evers took action on three education-related bills detailed below.  He signed two bills related to open enrollment, Senate Bills 109 and 110.  The SAA took no position on these bills.  The SAA rarely takes positions on open enrollment bills because they tend to affect districts differently.  Governor Evers also vetoed […]

DPI: ESSER II In-Person Hours Data Collection

Monday, March 29th, 2021

From the Department of Public Instruction . . . Friday, March 26, 2021 On February 10, the Joint Finance Committee adopted Motion #16 to approve the Department of Public Instruction’s (DPI’s) allocation plan for ESSER II funds under the CRRSA Act with one modification. Under that modification, $65,537,642 is allocated among 174 local education agencies (LEAs) that would otherwise receive less […]

Study: Wisconsin Schools Could Save With ETF-Style Health Plan

Thursday, March 25th, 2021

From WisPolitics… Wisconsin’s school districts could save up to $5,000 a year per employee by pooling health care resources, a new think tank study says. Study author and former Deputy Insurance Commissioner J.P. Wieske, now with Horizon Government Affairs, said if schools teamed up on health resources in a model similar to the state’s Employee […]

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