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Governor Evers 2023 State of the State Address

Wednesday, January 25th, 2023

On Tuesday, January 24, 2023, Governor Evers gave the 2023 State of the State Address.  Below is a summary from The Wheeler Report: GOVERNOR EVERS GIVES 2023 STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS His speech he highlighted education, environment, childcare, business development and workforce issues, and tax provisions.  Excerpts of the speech are listed below.    […]

Evers Announces Budget Listening Sessions

Friday, December 9th, 2022

From … Gov. Tony Evers this morning announced three budget listening sessions before year’s end with more planned into 2023.The first in-person event will be Tuesday in Kenosha as part of what Evers is calling the “Doing the Right Thing” listening session tour. That reflects one of the main themes of Evers’ successful reelection […]

Assembly Joint Finance Committee Members Announced

Monday, December 5th, 2022

From …Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has elevated Rep. Terry Katsma, R-Oostburg, to vice-chair of the Joint Finance Committee.He’s also added Rep. Alex Dallman, R-Green Lake, to fill the open Assembly GOP spot on the committee.Rep. Amy Loudenbeck, R-Clinton, served as the Assembly vice-chair this session. But she opted against seeking reelection to run for […]

Budget Surplus Update

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022

From … WI GOP leaders to push for ‘long term’ tax cuts [Vos and LeMahieu] at a event … [pitched] “transformational tax changes in Wisconsin,” LeMahieu said. “We definitely need to drive down our top rates.” … something Evers reiterated last week he opposes. … Vos said he wanted to cut taxes “as […]

Legislative Council Study on Shared School District Services Committee Notice/Update

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022

The Joint  Legislative Council Study Committee on Shared School District Services will meet November 30, 2022 at 10:00 am.  The agenda can be found here. The following proposals will be discussed: ·       LRB-0558/P2, relating to reducing the number of members on the school board of a consolidated school district. ·       LRB-0559/P3, relating to to school and school […]

Senator Darling Resignation

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022

From …GOP state Sen. Alberta Darling, who led the powerful Joint Finance Committee for a record-tying six terms, announced today she will retire Dec. 1 after 32 years in the Legislature.Her departure will open up a vacancy in her strongly GOP seat representing the Milwaukee suburbs.Darling, 78, didn’t cite a reason in her news […]

Projected Budget Surplus grows to $6.6 Billion

Monday, November 21st, 2022

From …The Evers administration now expects a nearly $6.6 billion budget surplus to end the fiscal year June 30, well above previous expectations that it would come in north of $5 billion.Providing the first look at the 2023-25 budget, the Department of Administration today said it expects an additional $1.5 billion in revenue growth […]

Assembly Dems Hold Leadership Elections Today

Thursday, November 17th, 2022

From …Assembly Dems meet today to elect their slate of leaders for the 2023-24 session.All the incumbents are unopposed in seeking new terms: Minority Leader Greta Neubauer of Racine; Assistant Minority Leader Kalan Haywood of Milwaukee; Caucus Chair Lisa Subeck, Madison; Caucus Vice-chair Jill Billings, La Crosse; Secretary Kristina Shelton, Green Bay; Sergeant-at-arms Lee […]

Senate Minority Leadership Elections

Wednesday, November 16th, 2022

From The Wheeler Report . . . Senate Democrats held leadership elections yesterday. Senate Minority Leader – Melissa Agard Senate Minority Assistant Leader – Jeff Smith Senate Minority Caucus Chair – Chris Larson Senate Minority Caucus Vice-Chair – Dianne Hesselbein

General School Aids Announced

Wednesday, November 16th, 2022

From The Wheeler Report . . . According to a new Legislative Fiscal Bureau memo, “The general school aids appropriation funds equalization, integration (Chapter 220), and special adjustment aids. In 2022-23, $5,201.6 million from the general fund is provided in the general school aids appropriation. Of the total amount of funding provided, 394 of the state’s […]

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