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April Referendums

Monday, March 20th, 2023

With the April election approaching schools are trying to plan amid state budget uncertainties while still striving to be fiscally responsible with their funds.  Schools are not immune to the economic pressures that are tightening budgets beyond.  In three of the last four budgets, revenue limits for districts have been frozen. Unable to keep pace […]

State Budget Update

Friday, March 10th, 2023

The Joint Finance Committee (JFC) has announced the statewide budget hearings (see post).  The Legislative Fiscal Bureau’s (LFB) summary of Governor Evers’ State Budget proposal will be released shortly.   After which JFC will conduct state agency briefings before holding statewide public hearings. We will follow up with a separate post on coordinating SAA member testimony […]

JFC Announces Budget Listening Sessions

Wednesday, March 8th, 2023

From The Wheeler Report: The Joint Finance Committee announced four public hearings on the 2023-25 State Budget. The public hearing schedule is: 10 am – 5 pm: Wednesday, April 5- Waukesha Waukesha County Expo Center, Main Arena 1000 Northview Rd, Waukesha 10 am – 5 pm: Tuesday, April 11– Eau Claire UW-Eau Claire, Davies Student Center Ojibwe […]

Legislative Alert – Education Hearing on 3/2/23

Tuesday, February 28th, 2023

On March 2nd there will be a joint informational hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on the subject of reading.  The informational hearing will take testimony from invited speakers only beginning at 10:00am at the state Capitol in room 412 East.  The notice for the informational hearing and the list of speakers is available here.  […]

Governor Evers Announces 2023-25 Education Budget Initiatives

Tuesday, February 14th, 2023

Governor Evers announced the following K-12 Education initiatives will be included in his 2023-25 budget proposal. The Governor will formally introduce his budget Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 6:30.  The budget address will stream live on The summary of initiatives published by The Wheeler Report is below: K-12 BUDGET INITIATIVES According to the release, “In total […]

2023-25 Biennial Budget

Wednesday, February 1st, 2023

On February 15, 2023, Governor Evers will give his budget address to introduce his 2023-2025 Budget. DPI’s 2023-25 Biennial Budget Request for K-12 School Aids, Building the Educator Pipeline, Public Libraries/Lifelong Learning, and Agency Operations Summary of DPI’s 2023-25 Biennial Budget Request DPI’s 2023-25 Biennial Budget Request – Brief

Governor Evers 2023 State of the State Address

Wednesday, January 25th, 2023

On Tuesday, January 24, 2023, Governor Evers gave the 2023 State of the State Address.  Below is a summary from The Wheeler Report: GOVERNOR EVERS GIVES 2023 STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS His speech he highlighted education, environment, childcare, business development and workforce issues, and tax provisions.  Excerpts of the speech are listed below.    […]

Evers Announces Budget Listening Sessions

Friday, December 9th, 2022

From … Gov. Tony Evers this morning announced three budget listening sessions before year’s end with more planned into 2023.The first in-person event will be Tuesday in Kenosha as part of what Evers is calling the “Doing the Right Thing” listening session tour. That reflects one of the main themes of Evers’ successful reelection […]

Assembly Joint Finance Committee Members Announced

Monday, December 5th, 2022

From …Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has elevated Rep. Terry Katsma, R-Oostburg, to vice-chair of the Joint Finance Committee.He’s also added Rep. Alex Dallman, R-Green Lake, to fill the open Assembly GOP spot on the committee.Rep. Amy Loudenbeck, R-Clinton, served as the Assembly vice-chair this session. But she opted against seeking reelection to run for […]

Budget Surplus Update

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022

From … WI GOP leaders to push for ‘long term’ tax cuts [Vos and LeMahieu] at a event … [pitched] “transformational tax changes in Wisconsin,” LeMahieu said. “We definitely need to drive down our top rates.” … something Evers reiterated last week he opposes. … Vos said he wanted to cut taxes “as […]

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