WEAC Legislative Update – January 25

A letter was sent to Joint Finance Committee Co-Chairs asking to withdraw Wisconsin from the ACA lawsuit after lame duck laws took away the governor’s power, Gov. Evers reaffirmed his call for the state to pick up two-thirds funding of K-12 education, and a pre-existing conditions bill is lingering in the Legislature. Get caught up on this week in the Legislature with the WEAC Education Advocacy Update.

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Evers: Public school investments will yield dividends

Gov. Tony Evers reaffirmed his call for the state to pick up two-thirds of the costs for K-12 education, championed more funding for special education and mental health supports, and vowed to close achievement gaps by connecting the dots between the underlying causes of poverty in his first State of the State Address.

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Legislative Update – January 17

Governor Tony Evers met this week with the joint Republican caucus. Among topics addressed, Republicans say Medicaid expansion is a non-starter, while Evers is holding steady. Evers said he doesn’t plan to make changes to the jobs agency, WEDC, in this budget but will keep a close eye on things. Read all the updates from the week in the WEAC Legislative Update.

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