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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.  […]

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.

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