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State Budget Alert: Your Response Needed

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

THIS IS A PRIORITY LEGISLATIVE ALERT FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE ACTION The Joint Finance Committee (JFC) plans to vote on the K-12 education portion of the State Budget on Thursday, May 23rd. From the very beginning of the 2019-21 State Budget process, we have known that Governor Evers’ budget priorities, including the proposed $1.4 billion increase […]

Notes from JFC Hearing

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Yesterday, the Joint Finance Committee held it’s third of four public hearings on the 2019-21 state budget bill in River Falls.  The SAA was well-represented with superintendents Jamie Benson (River Falls), Patrick Olson (New Richmond), Bruce Quinton (Pepin), Joe Zydowsky (Menomonie), Mark Luebker (Osceola) and John Humphries (Thorp) providing testimony.  CESA 6 Administrator Jerry Walters […]

Notes from JFC Hearing

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Last Friday, April 5th, the Joint Finance Committee held it’s first of four public hearings on the 2019-21 state budget bill in Janesville.  The SAA was well-represented with the following school superintendents providing testimony:  Rick Waski (Monroe), Pat DeKlotz (Kettle Moraine), Steve Pophal (Janesville), Pam Streich (Lake Mills), and Jill Underly (Pecatonica).  Business managers Brad […]

Testifying At JFC Hearings

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

As you know, beginning this Friday, April 5, the Joint Finance Committee plans to hold 4 public hearings on the Governor’s 2019-21 State Budget.  Those hearings include: Friday, April 5, Pontiac Convention Center, Janesville. Wednesday, April 10, Oak Creek Community Center, Oak Creek. Monday, April 15, University Center – Riverview Ballroom, UW-River Falls. Wednesday, April […]

JFC Hearings: Who Plans to Testify?

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

As you know, beginning next Friday, April 5, the Joint Finance Committee plans to hold 4 public hearings on the Governor’s 2019-21 State Budget.  Those hearings include: Friday, April 5, Pontiac Convention Center, Janesville. Wednesday, April 10, Oak Creek Community Center, Oak Creek. Monday, April 15, University Center – Riverview Ballroom, UW-River Falls. Wednesday, April […]

State Budget Alert: Joint Finance Committee

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

With the Legislative Fiscal Bureau’s (LFB) summary of the governor’s budget recommendations having been released, the 2019-21 State Budget process has begun to pick up speed.  The Joint Finance Committee (JFC) will conduct state agency briefings April 3rd and 4th (DPI is scheduled for April 3rd) and hold a total of four public hearings on […]

Speaker Vos Announces Assembly Committees and Chairs

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has announced the Assembly committees and their respective chairs for the 2019-20 session. Assembly Committee Chairs

Senate Passes Three Lame-Duck Bills

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … GOP lawmakers worked all night on three bills Dems call a lame-duck power grab, with one bill still being debated in the Assembly as of 8 a.m. The third and most controversial measure passed the state Senate on a 17-16 vote around 6 a.m. And now the Assembly appears poised to send […]

SAA Re-Issuing Priority Legislative Alert on PI 34 Rule

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

The SAA is re-issuing its Priority Legislative Alert on the Educator Licensure Rule Changes (PI 34).  The licensure flexibility that WASDA, WASBO, AWSA, WCASS and WASPA worked so hard to achieve in the PI 34 rule is in jeopardy. The Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules (JCRAR) held a public hearing last Thursday, June 7th on […]

Priority Legislative Alert: Educator Licensure Rule Changes (PI 34)

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

The SAA is issuing a Priority Legislative Alert on the Educator Licensure Rule Changes (PI 34).  The licensure flexibility that WASDA, WASBO, AWSA, WCASS and WASPA worked so hard to achieve in the PI 34 rule is in jeopardy. The Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules (JCRAR) held a public hearing last Thursday, June […]

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