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Evers Vetoes Education Bills

Monday, April 18th, 2022

Last Friday, Governor Evers vetoed the following education bills.  The SAA opposed all of the bills listed. From The Wheeler Report . . . AB-963 Parent Rights (Gundrum, Rick) Rights reserved to a parent or guardian of a child. Vetoed (Link) AB-966 Reorganizing Milwaukee Schools (Wittke, Robert) Reorganizing the Milwaukee Public School System into four to eight school districts […]

Evers Takes Executive Action on Education Bills

Monday, April 11th, 2022

Last Friday, April 8th, Governor Evers signed two education-related bills into law and vetoed eight others.  The SAA position on each of these bills appears in bold at the end of each entry below. The bills, acts and veto messages are linked below for your information. Please contact the SAA with any questions or comments […]

More Education Bills Pass Assembly

Thursday, February 24th, 2022

Several education-related bills passed yesterday in Assembly floor action.  The results of the Assembly floor votes on education-related bills appear below.  The SAA’s position on each bill was added at the end of each bill entry in bold italics.  If you should have any questions or comments on any of the SAA positions on these […]

Education Bills Pass in Senate Floor Action

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022

Several education bills passed yesterday in Senate floor action.  The results of the Senate floor votes on selected education bills appear below.  The SAA’s position on each bill was added at the end of each bill entry in bold italics.  If you should have any questions or comments on any of the SAA positions on […]

Education Bills Pass in Assembly Floor Action

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022

Numerous education bills passed yesterday in Assembly floor action.  The results of the Assembly floor votes on selected education bills appear below.  The SAA’s position on each bill was added at the end of each bill entry in bold italics.  If you should have any questions or comments on any of the SAA positions on […]

SAA Opposes GOP Bond Referendum Bill

Thursday, October 7th, 2021

The SAA testified in opposition to Assembly Bill 475, relating to requiring including estimated interest and interest rate in a referendum question for issuing bonds, at a public hearing yesterday before the Assembly Committee on Government Accountability and Oversight. If you should have any questions or comments about the SAA’s position on the bill, please contact the […]

SAA Opposes Reading Bill in Senate Committee

Thursday, October 7th, 2021

The SAA testified in opposition to Senate Bill 454, relating to reading readiness assessments, at a public hearing yesterday before the Senate Committee on Education. See the SAA testimony linked below.  If you should have any questions or comments about the SAA’s position on the bill, please contact the SAA.

Education Committees to Take Up Bills Banning the Teaching of Race or Sex Stereotypes

Thursday, August 5th, 2021

From WisPolitics.com … The Legislature’s education committees have scheduled a joint hearing next week to take testimony on bills Republican sponsors say would ban critical race theory in K-12 schools by prohibiting the teaching of race or sex stereotypes. Critical race theory is often defined as a concept that institutions in the United States are […]

State Budget Alert – JFC Wraps Up Work on the Budget Next Week!

Friday, June 11th, 2021

That’s right, friends.  I am issuing another member alert on the 2021-23 State Budget.  Since their K-12 budget action on May 27th, the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) has continued to work through its Executive Sessions (voting) on the various pieces of the State Budget.  The JFC plans to complete its work on the budget bill […]

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

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

From WisPolitics.com… 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 […]

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