Legislative Update – May 4

Rep. Katrina Shankland from central Wisconsin has asked for and received a Legislative Fiscal Bureau analysis on how local control has taken a step backward under the current legislative leadership. Shankland said the Republicans have voted 180 times to restrict local control, calling it “a disregard for local leaders who were also elected.” In just the last legislative session, the majority voted for 23 changes in the budget and 29 changes as separate legislation usurping local control.

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Legislative Update – May 1

A series of memos was released by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau, as requested by a legislative panel studying school funding in Wisconsin. The commission continues to hold public hearings across the state, with the next one set at 1 p.m., Monday, May 7, at the Tomahawk Elementary School Auditorium.

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Legislative Update – April 19

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will again take up a case about the independent authority of the elected state superintendent. … The next School Funding Commission public hearing is Monday in Oshkosh. … The governor signed a slew of bills into law, including the child tax rebate and sales tax holiday.

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