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Bill Requiring In-Person Option to Have Hearing

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

Senate Bill 6, which would require each school district to offer an in-person option and require a two-thirds school board vote for the district to move to virtual instruction, will receive a public hearing before the Senate Committee on Human Services, Children and Families at 12:00pm on Thursday, January 21, 2021 in Room 201 Southeast, […]

State Justices Question Proposal on Redistricting Process

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

From … Justices today appeared skeptical of a conservative-backed proposal to create a process for the state Supreme Court to handle redistricting cases. The petition asks the court to officially signal immediate acceptance of any redistricting suits, bypassing the traditional path through the lower courts. Rick Esenberg, president of the conservative Wisconsin Institute for […]

Vos Takes Swipe at LeMahieu Over COVID Bill

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

From . . . In his remarks (following Evers’ State of the State address), Vos also took a veiled swipe at Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu, who reached a deal with Evers on a slimmed-down COVID-19 bill. After the Senate passed the bill on a voice vote, LeMahieu touted the liability protections it included […]

All Candidates for Spring Elections Granted Ballot Access

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

From … All candidates who submitted nomination papers to run in the state’s April election and the special election for the 89th Assembly District have been granted ballot access after state elections commissioners deadlocked on the sole challenge they took up. Commissioners Bob Spindell, Mark Thomsen and Chair Ann Jacobs voted against sustaining the […]

Governor Evers’ State of the State Address

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

From The Wheeler Report . . . Governor Evers delivered his 2021 State of the State Speech virtually to the Wisconsin Legislature this year, while both houses of the Legislature provided for some in-person presence and some virtual presence by members. The Speech. In his speech, Evers said: He is declaring 2021 the Year of […]

Evers’ Backs Senate Version of COVID-19 Bill

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

From … Gov. Tony Evers today praised the Senate COVID-19 bill as a “good start” and urged the Assembly to pass the amended legislation so he can sign it “without delay.” But Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke, R-Kaukauna, criticized the changes his Senate GOP colleagues made to the bill and cast doubt on its […]

SAA Survey Reponses from Dr. Shandowlyon Hendricks

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Dr. Shandowlyon Hendricks, candidate for Wisconsin State Superintendent, joined the race shortly after we forwarded the SAA candidate survey to the announced candidates and was not initially afforded the opportunity to respond to the survey questions. We are pleased to share Dr. Hendricks’ survey responses at this time.

COVID Vaccines and School District Employees

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

From the Legal Side… In its most recent Legal Update, the Strang Patteson Law Firm focuses on the legal issues surrounding school districts imposing any rules governing employees and the COVID-19 vaccine. The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is valuable information for SAA members.  We are distributing this update to […]

State of the State Address Tonight

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

From WisPolitics . . . Gov. Tony Evers will give his third State of the State address tonight, his first to be delivered virtually. The speech will be streamed on the guv’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. The speech, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., is expected to run about 30 minutes. Assembly and Senate […]

Senate Will Take Up Amended COVID-19 Bill Today

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

The State Senate will be on the floor this morning at 11:00am to take up an amended COVID-19 bill that removes many provisions from the bill passed by the Assembly. Senate Substitute Amendment LFB Summary of SSA 1 Assembly Bill 1

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