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State Budget Alert: Joint Finance Committee

Monday, March 29th, 2021

With the Legislative Fiscal Bureau’s (LFB) summary of Governor Evers’ State Budget proposal having been released, the 2021-23 State Budget process has begun to pick up speed.  At this point, we believe the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) will conduct state agency briefings April 6th and 7th and hold a total of four public hearings (three […]

Governor Signs OE Bills, Vetoes SB 39

Monday, March 29th, 2021

On Friday, March 26th, Governor Evers took action on three education-related bills detailed below.  He signed two bills related to open enrollment, Senate Bills 109 and 110.  The SAA took no position on these bills.  The SAA rarely takes positions on open enrollment bills because they tend to affect districts differently.  Governor Evers also vetoed […]

Education Bills Pass in Senate Floor Action

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

From The Wheeler Report . . . The following education-related bills passed the Senate in floor action yesterday: SB-039 Extracurricular Activities (Stroebel, Duey) Participation in interscholastic athletics and extracurricular activities and school district membership in an interscholastic athletic association in the 2021-22 school year. Am.1 adopted, (Voice Vote).  Passed, 20-12.  Messaged.   SB-069 Education (Darling, Alberta) Incorporating the Holocaust and other genocides into […]

JFC Hearings to be In-Person and Virtual

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

From The Wheeler Report . . . JFC TO BE IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL The Joint Finance Committee will be holding in-person public hearings on the 2021-23 state budget as well as one virtual hearing. The hearing schedule includes: Friday, April 9, 2021 UW-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI Wednesday, April 21, 2021 The Hodag Dome, Rhinelander, WI Thursday, […]

GOP Again Changes Course on COVID-19 Bill and Overturning Mask Mandate

Thursday, February 4th, 2021

From WisPolitics.com … Republicans abruptly shifted tactics today on COVID-19 legislation and a resolution to overturn Gov. Tony Evers’ public health declaration. Assembly Republicans, on a party-line 59-35 vote, again amended the COVID-19 bill, this time with a provision designed to ensure the state wouldn’t lose enhanced federal food stamp benefits by overturning Evers’ public […]

SAA Opposes Senate Joint Resolution 3

Thursday, January 28th, 2021

The SAA has registered its opposition to Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 3, which would overturn Governor Evers’ mask order.  As you know, SJR-3 passed the Senate on Tuesday and is expected to pass the Assembly this morning.  The Governor does not have veto authority over this type of resolution. In registering its opposition to SJR-3, […]

Bill Requiring In-Person Option Clears Committee

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Senate Bill 6, which would require each school district to offer an in-person option and require a two-thirds school board vote for the district to move to virtual instruction, was recommended for passage on a 3-2 party-line vote by the Senate Committee on Human Services, Children and Families yesterday following the Committee’s public hearing on […]

Priority Legislative Alert: Statutory Flexibility Agenda for the 2020-21 School Year

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

The SAA is issuing a Priority Legislative Alert on our Statutory Flexibility Agenda for the 2020-21 School Year. Last Friday, WASDA Executive Director Jon Bales delivered a response to the letter some members of the Assembly Republican Caucus sent to Wisconsin superintendents at the end of July “encouraging” them to open their schools for in-person instruction.  […]

Education Related Bills Signed Into Law

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

The following education related bills were signed into law yesterday by Governor Tony Evers: AB-531 ID Card Info (Stafsholt, Rob) Requiring that student identification cards include contact information for suicide prevention hotlines. Signed (Act 116) (SAA did not take a position on this bill). AB-644 School Mental Health (Steineke, Jim) Creating a school-based mental health consultation pilot program and […]

Executive Action by Assembly State Affairs

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

The Assembly Committee on State Affairs recommended passage on the following education-related bills this morning: AB-670 Increasing Retirement Age (Felzkowski, Mary) Increasing the minimum retirement age under the Wisconsin Retirement System; decreasing the minimum break in service for annuitants in the Wisconsin Retirement System who are rehired by a participating employer, and allowing rehired annuitants to elect […]

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