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Wisconsin’s Code of Ethics for Local Public Officials

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

From the Legal Side… In its most recent Legal Update, the Renning, Lewis & Lacy Law Firm reviews the legal obligations found in Wisconsin’s Code of Ethics for Local Public Officials. The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is valuable information for SAA members.  We are distributing this update to SAA members […]

WPF Releases Report on School ESSER Spending

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

The Wisconsin Policy Forum (WPF) released a new report yesterday entitled, “How Are School Districts Spending Their Federal Relief Funds?”  Check it out here.

USDE Approves Wisconsin ESSER III Plan

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

Check here for the communication that went out to all District Administrators from DPI Deputy State Superintendent John Johnson.

Wisconsin ESSER III Plan Receives Final Approval

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

We received notice early this morning from the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) that the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) had granted Wisconsin final approval on its ESSER III plan.  More details will follow from DPI. See USDE’s approval letter here.

Wisconsin Redistricting Gives Republicans Lock on the Legislature

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Throughout my 20-year tenure at the SAA, I have always found Craig Gilbert’s (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) work on redistricting and Wisconsin voting patterns to be highly informative and interesting.  His latest feature article, “Wisconsin Redistricting Gives Republicans a Lock on the Legislature,” is another “must read” on the subject. In his conclusion, Gilbert really sums […]

Evers Vetoes Most Bills in History

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

From The Wheeler Report . . . According to a new report by the Legislative Reference Bureau, Governor Tony Evers vetoed 126 bills in full and vetoed one bill in part. This means Governor Evers vetoed more bills than any other Wisconsin governor in a single legislative session. The title was previously held by Governor […]

Kooyenga Changes Mind, Won’t Seek Reelection

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

From WisPolitics.com …GOP state Sen. Dale Kooyenga, who told WisPolitics.com last week he intended to seek reelection after the state Supreme Court put in place GOP maps, said today he has decided against running again.Kooyenga, R-Brookfield, said he was “80 percent there” when he told WisPolitics.com last week he was going to run. But he […]

DOR Report on State Tax Collections

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

From WisPolitics.com … The latest Department of Revenue report shows sales tax revenues for the current fiscal year are 12.2 percent higher over the year.General sales and use tax revenue for the period covering mid-July 2021 to the end of March 2022 was nearly $4.5 billion, compared to just under $4 billion for the same […]

Brostoff Won’t Seek Reelection

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

From WisPolitics.com …Dem state Rep. Jonathan Brostoff announced today he won’t seek reelection to the Assembly as he gears up to run for the Milwaukee Common Council.Brostoff said he plans to run for the seat of Ald. Nik Kovac, who Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson today appointed to be the city’s budget and management director.That appointment […]

Thompson Not Running for Governor

Monday, April 18th, 2022

From WisPolitics.com …Republican Tommy Thompson announced today he won’t run for guv this fall after flirting with a fifth bid for the office he held for 14 years.“This is a very difficult conclusion,” Thompson said. “After a full life of service and leading and growing businesses, I know I have the vision, drive and vitality […]

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