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WPF: Wisconsin Taxes as Share of Income Drop for Ninth Straight Year

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

From … For the ninth straight year, state and local taxes paid by Wisconsin individuals and businesses dipped as a share of income, according to a new report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum. The report found both state and local taxes grew 2.3 percent to $31.7 billion in fiscal year 2019-20. But income growth, […]

Senate Committee Amends Assembly COVID-19 Bill

Monday, January 11th, 2021

From … Senate Org on a party-line 3-2 vote today approved a scaled-back COVID-19 bill that GOP Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu plans to put on the floor tomorrow. While the amended bill pulls out some provisions from an Assembly bill that were expected to draw opposition from Gov. Tony Evers, LeMahieu, R-Oostburg, acknowledged he […]

LFB Summary of Senate Substitute Amendment to AB 1

Monday, January 11th, 2021

The Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) has released a summary of the provisions of Senate Substitute Amendment 1 to Assembly Bill 1.  Check it out here.

Senate GOP to Amend Assembly COVID-19 Bill

Monday, January 11th, 2021

From … Senate Republicans plan to amend the Assembly’s COVID-19 bill to drop provisions that would bar employers from requiring a vaccine as a condition of employment and strip local and state officials of the power to restrict gatherings at places of worship. The substitute amendment a Senate committee plans to take up today […]

Senate Finance Committee to Amend Assembly COVID Relief Bill

Monday, January 11th, 2021

From … The Senate Finance Committee meets today to amend the Assembly’s COVID-19 bill. The committee will first have a public hearing at 11 a.m. before moving to an executive session. The Senate expects to be in tomorrow to approve the revised legislation. The same version of the bill has to pass both houses […]

Assembly GOP Moves Ahead With Plans to Pass AB 1

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Assembly Republicans moved forward yesterday with their plan to pass Assembly Bill 1, their COVID-19 relief package.  Following yesterday’s public hearing on the bill, the members of the Assembly Health Committee recommended the bill for passage on a 11-5 party-line vote.  AB 1 is slated for Assembly floor action on Thursday.  The Senate’s intentions regarding […]

Assembly GOP COVID Package on the Fast Track

Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

Assembly Bill 1, the Assembly GOP COVID Relief package, will receive a public hearing before the Assembly Health Committee this morning beginning at 11am in Room 412E, State Capitol.  It is our understanding the bill is on the fastest of fast tracks in the Assembly, with Assembly GOP leadership intending to pass the bill on […]

Latest Stimulus Bill Does Not Extend The FFCRA Leave Mandate

Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

From The Legal Side . . . In its most recent School Law FYI, the BoardmanClark Law Firm focuses on how the latest stimulus bill signed into law by President Trump on December 27th does not extend the FFCRA leave mandate. The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is valuable information […]

DPI Publishes School District Act 185 Reports From Pandemic

Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

From The Wheeler Report . . . As part of 2019 Wisconsin Act 185, the Department of Public Instruction was required to survey all 421 Wisconsin public school districts on the delivery of virtual instruction, meal services, staff layoffs, school district expenditures, and the period of school building closures (March 12- June 30, 2020). A report is […]

Federal COVID Relief Package

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

This communication is regarding the COVID Relief Package recently approved by Congress and currently awaiting signature by the President. Though you have heard of his initial hesitancy in signing the bill as passed, there is strong optimism that any subsequent changes, if any, will not affect the bill as it relates to K-12 schools. As […]

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