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Upcoming Education Committee Hearings

Friday, May 19th, 2023

Next week the Senate Committee on Education will hold a public hearing on Tuesday (05/23) on two pieces of legislation. Senate Bill 115: Requirement to add one-half credit of personal financial literacy as a high school graduation. Under current law, a school board may grant a high school diploma to a pupil only if the pupil meets […]

Joint Finance Committee Update

Tuesday, May 16th, 2023

Joint Finance Committee update from Wispolitics.com: The Joint Finance Committee resumes its work on the state budget today. The agenda includes Circuit Courts, the Supreme Court, District Attorneys and the Public Defender. It’s the first committee meeting since the Legislative Fiscal Bureau released revised revenue projections yesterday.  The state is still projected to finish this […]

Joint Finance Begins Executive Sessions

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023

The listening sessions held by the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) across the state concluded last week in Minocqua. Thank you so much to everyone who time from their busy schedules to attend or submit testimony.  In each hearing the support for K-12 public education was strong, our messages were consistent and the individual district stories […]

Reminder: Last Budget Listening Session

Tuesday, April 25th, 2023

Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 26th, the last 23-25 state budget hearing hosted by the Joint Finance Committee will convene in Minocqua.  By the end of the day, the portal through which to submit written testimony will close.  Please consider submitting your written testimony before the window closes tomorrow. https://legis.wisconsin.gov/topics/budgetcomments/submit-comment/. You should also consider sending a copy […]

State Budget Update & Upcoming Legislative Meetings

Monday, April 17th, 2023

2023-25 State Budget Update Last week two public listening sessions were held in Eau Claire and Wisconsin Dells.  Similar to the listening session in Waukesha, K-12 education leaders had a significant amount of speakers at both sessions with clear and consistent testimony about what our needs are.  Thank you to all who came and dedicated […]

Budget Hearing Update & Reminder

Thursday, April 6th, 2023

The Joint Finance Committee held the first of four statewide listening sessions on the 2023-25 State Budget yesterday in Waukesha (4/5/23).  Wisconsin Public Radio provided this summary of the hearing.  Thank you to our education leaders who came to testify, below is a list of the School Districts who were represented at the hearing: DeForest School District West-Allis […]

Reminder Joint Finance Committee Public Hearings

Tuesday, April 4th, 2023

As a reminder, the Joint Finance Committee begins the statewide public hearings tomorrow in Waukesha: 10 am – 5 pm: Wednesday, April 5- Waukesha Waukesha County Expo Center, Main Arena 1000 Northview Rd, Waukesha   Other public hearings will be held on the following dates: 10 am – 5 pm: Tuesday, April 11– Eau Claire UW-Eau Claire, […]

2023-2025 Biennial Budget Update

Monday, March 27th, 2023

The Joint Finance Committee will meet next week to hear from the receive testimony from the following departments: March 28, 2023 – Agency Briefings: Department of Corrections Department of Transportation March 30, 2023 – Agency Briefings: Department of Administration Department of Safety and Professional Services The hearings will be available on [wiseye.org]Wiseye.  The Department of […]

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 […]

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