Legislative Update

Legislative Update

  • Legislative Update: February 15

    The GOP tax bill has made its way to Governor Tony Evers’ desk, but is drawing opposition from the governor and others. Also, Governor Evers this week unveiled a plan for $70 million in clean water initiatives and another plan to ensure access to dental health care. It’s expected that we’ll hear more about ...
  • Legislative Update: February 8, 2019

    On the same day Governor Tony Evers formally announced the middle-class tax cut plan he campaigned on, Republicans passed their own proposal (AB 4/SB 18) through committee along party lines, and it passed the Joint Finance Committee Thursday. The Assembly is set to vote on it Tuesday, and Friday Assembly Speaker Robin Vos hinted at ...
  • 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. Read More...
  • 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 ...
  • WEAC Legislative Update – January 18

    From Governor Tony Evers’ first State of the State Address next Tuesday to a win for early voting, the WEAC Legislative Update has you covered. Here’s what you need to know. Read More...
  • 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 ...
  • Legislative Update – January 9, 2019

    WEAC’s Legislative Update covers the inauguration of a lifelong educator and several bills already circulating for co-sponsorship. Read More...
  • Report outlines ways to fix school funding

    A legislative committee formed to develop school funding recommendations has released its formal report. Read More...
  • Tony Evers sworn in as Wisconsin’s 46th governor

    Former State Superintendent Tony Evers was sworn in Monday as Wisconsin’s 46th governor, and he immediately called for fully funding schools at every level. In his inauguration address, Governor Evers said, “We need to fully fund our public schools at every level, so that every kid in our state has access to a quality education—no ...
  • Legislative Update – January 4, 2019

    As Wisconsin prepares for the inauguration of our next governor on Monday, Tony Evers continues to announce his appointees. They include the appointment of Department of Public Instruction head Carolyn Stanford Taylor, who will fill out Evers’ term until 2021. Also notable are: State Rep. Peter Barca as Secretary of the Department of Revenue; State ...