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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Legislative Update – April 12

The Legislature has concluded its work in Madison, leaving a long list of proposals in its wake. To help you sort out what passed, and what didn’t, we’ll be sharing several round-ups over the next couple of weeks. Today’s update concerns curriculum-related policies that got traction or fizzled.

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Judge Rebecca Dallet wins Supreme Court race

Milwaukee County Judge Rebecca Dallet – recommended by the WEAC Board – won a 10-year seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court Tuesday. WEAC had cited Dallet’s 10 years of judicial experience, support for the role of unions in the workplace, and support for public education as a core value. Dallet will be seated in August. Voters also decided to keep the State Treasurer’s Office, a position supported by public education advocates. And they approved the five largest school referendums in the state.

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