Legislative Update – September 6, 2019

As predicted at the start of the legislative session, things are moving slowly. The Senate and Assembly will not meet in September, next convening again instead October 8-10. According to Capitol insiders, the 18 laws enacted in 2019 equal about a third of the number from back in 2017. Other highlights from Madison this week include the ongoing showdown between Attorney General Josh Kaul and Republican legislators over legal settlements, and the announcement that U.S. Representative Jim Sensesnbrenner is going to retire.

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Legislative Update: August 30

The Republican leaders of the Joint Finance Committee have hired a private attorney – at $290 per hour paid by taxpayers – to sign a confidentiality agreement on behalf of the committee for any proposed settlements reached by Attorney General Josh Kaul.

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Education Advocacy: The Final State Budget

As a result of the governor’s changes to the 2019-21 state budget, Wisconsin school districts will see per-pupil aid payments amounting to $742 per pupil for each of the two years, up from what was proposed by the Legislature. There is also a new supplemental per-pupil aid, which the governor changed to include all districts instead of only a few. Here’s a quick look at some key education provisions included in the budget.

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Legislative Update – April 20

The Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee will hold its final budget hearing in Green Bay on Wednesday. Since the hearings were held during the school day when educators are with students, click here for an easy way to give your input via email: If you can get to the Green Bay hearing, here’s what you need […]

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WEAC Legislative Update – February 1

Foxconn dominated headlines this week as company officials told national reporters they were shifting focus. Governor Tony Evers stepped up to lead, and Foxconn officials are now assuring that nothing’s unraveling. Read all about Foxconn and other developments at the state Capitol in the WEAC Education Advocacy Update.

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