Governor signs budget

Governor Tony Evers has signed the two-year state budget, but not before he used his partial veto authority to effectively add almost $100 million more into K-12 education. He seriously considered vetoing the full document, saying the budget sent to him by the Republican majority legislature was in many way insufficient, including not providing enough resources to help students and schools be successful.

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Evers receives state budget from Legislature, giving him six days to act

Governor Tony Evers has received the state budget passed by the Legislature this week, setting into motion the time period he has to issue possible vetoes. So far, the governor has not tipped his hand as to what his veto strategy might be. After signatures from Senate and Assembly leaders, the budget bill has been enrolled and sent to Evers, who will have to act within six days (not including Sundays). The deadline is not impacted by the Independence Day holiday, so Evers will have to act on the document by Friday, July 5.

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Court rules DPI must get sign-off on rules

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled the Department of Public Instruction is subject to a law that requires agencies to submit proposed rules to the Department of Administration for review before publishing.

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Legislative Update: June 10

The Assembly Education Committee will meet Thursday to vote on two teacher licensing bills, including one that makes exceptions for a particular license area, special education, which could open the door to more carving out of exceptions in specific licensing areas, and lowers the standard for special education teachers, those teachers who serve Wisconsin’s most intellectually vulnerable population.

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