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Senate Committee on Education Public Hearing Notice

Thursday, September 21st, 2023

The Senate Committee on Education has scheduled a public hearing for 9/26 at 10am.  The items listed below are scheduled to be heard.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions. Senate Bill 83 Relating to: including with a referendum question for issuing bonds a statement of the estimated interest accruing on the amount of […]

Capitol Update

Monday, September 18th, 2023

Last week Thursday, Senate Republicans voted to override Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ budget move to provide $325 per student in public school funding increases for the next four centuries, though the boost enacted through the governor’s veto pen stays in place for now. The Joint Finance Committee also had the objection withdrawn regarding including voucher […]

Act 20 – Literacy Update

Friday, September 8th, 2023

The Department of Public Instruction will be posting these resources to its new webpage with information and guidance on Act 20. Wisconsin Act 20 FAQ 2023 Act 20 Overview Act 20 Timeline As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

Capitol Update

Wednesday, September 6th, 2023

Office of School Safety Update: This week, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that the Office of School Safety (OSS) will continue to remain operational through the end of 2024 due to a one time transfer of $1,340,000 in American Rescue Plan Act dollars to support the operations and programs of the office.  The original […]

Legislative Alert

Thursday, August 24th, 2023

Today, Speaker Vos announced the formation of four bipartisan task forces: The Speaker’s Task Force on Truancy in K-12 Education The Speaker’s Task Force on Artificial Intelligence; The Speaker’s Task Force on Childhood Obesity; and The Speaker’s Task Force on Human Trafficking. According to the release, the members of the task force on truancy in […]

Cosponsorship Deadline Today at 5:00pm – Repeal of Act 141 Penalties

Wednesday, August 9th, 2023

The deadline for legislators to sign on as cosponsors of LRB-3997/1 is 5:00 p.m. today.  This important proposal would eliminate the penalties created in 2017 Act 141 related to a failed referendum.  If you can please contact your legislator today and ask them to cosponsor LRB 3997/1 and express the importance of this proposal moving forward quickly due […]

Capitol Updates

Friday, August 4th, 2023

2017 Act 141 Repeal Yesterday, Senator Pat Testin and Representative Chanz Green circulated a proposal for co-sponsorship to repeal the referendum penalties created in 2017 Act 141.  Please contact your legislators and ask them to sign on as a co-sponsor LRB-3997/1 and express the importance of this proposal moving forward quickly due to the fiscal […]

Budget Recap

Friday, July 7th, 2023

Comprehensive summaries of the biennial budget are still being drafted.  Below is a is a quick summary for the 2023-25 budget bill (2023 Act 19). Revenue limits: All districts will get +$325 per pupil, and districts that are still below $11,000/pupil after that, and that are not subject to a freeze on their low revenue […]

Governor Evers Signs 2023-25 Budget

Thursday, July 6th, 2023

Governor Evers signed the $99 billion 2023-25 state budget on July 5, 2023.  He utilized his veto pen on 51 provisions included in the plan passed by legislative republicans. From Evers called the document Republican lawmakers sent him “incomplete,” but rejected calls to nix the entire two-year plan. He cited the various priorities he […]

Legislature Votes on 2023-25 State Budget

Thursday, June 29th, 2023

From … The $98.7 billion budget cleared the GOP-run Senate last night 20-13. GOP state Sens. Rob Hutton, of Brookfield, and Steve Nass, of Whitewater, were the only members to cross party lines on the vote, opposing the budget. The Assembly plans to convene today at 1pm and the budget is the only bill on the […]

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