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Senator Darling Supports Additional K-12 Funding

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

In a statement released late yesterday, Senator Alberta Darling, Chairperson of the Senate Education Committee, said the unexpected budget surplus announced yesterday should move the Legislature to invest more resources in K-12 education.  Check it out here.

LFB: State Now Expects $4.4 Billion More in Available Revenues

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

From … Thanks to “unprecedented” general fund tax collections in 2021, the state is now expected to take in $4.4 billion more through mid-2023 than was anticipated just four months ago, according to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau. The net impact of the eye-popping numbers mean lawmakers will have nearly $3.8 billion more to play […]

Evers Says Budget Veto On Table Over GOP’s ‘Paltry’ K-12 Investment

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

From… Gov. Tony Evers today called Republicans’ proposed state investment in K-12 education “paltry” and said vetoing the entire document is on the table unless they add more money. Evers’ call came days after the federal government warned the K-12 package the GOP-controlled Joint Finance Committee approved would not meet the maintenance of effort […]

Evers Says Vetoing State Budget ‘On the Table’ Following JFC K-12 Action

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

Check out the news story from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

USDOE: WI GOP Putting $1.5 Billion in Aid at Risk

Friday, May 28th, 2021

Check out this news release from Congressman Mark Pocan.  The release links to a letter from the U.S. Department of Education confirming that Wisconsin would lose $1.5 billion in federal COVID aid for education if Wisconsin moves forward with the K-12 budget plan advanced yesterday by the GOP-controlled Joint Finance Committee. Stay tuned . . […]

SAA News Release on JFC Action

Friday, May 28th, 2021

The SAA has issued this news release on yesterday’s Joint Finance Committee K-12 budget action.

Budget Committee Approves $128 Million In State Tax Dollars for K-12

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

From… Wisconsin schools would get $128 million in general purpose revenue over the next two years, a fraction of what Dem Gov. Tony Evers originally proposed, under a motion the GOP-controlled Joint Finance Committee approved today. The GOP motion, approved 11-4 along party lines, also would transfer $350 million to the state’s budget stabilization […]

GOP – DPI Omnibus State Budget Motion

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

See the GOP – DPI Omnibus State Budget Motion here.

Joint Finance Reworks Fed Money to Reward Schools That Offered In-Person Instruction

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

From… The GOP-controlled Joint Finance Committee today reworked a $154 million pot of federal money to reward districts that provided in-person instruction for at least half of the 2020-21 school year. The motion, approved 11-4 along party lines, also would give priority to small, rural schools for a portion of the money. The bulk […]


Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Check out the JFC ESSER III Plan slated for adoption today.

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