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SAA Members Testify on Tobacco 21

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

The following SAA members testified in support of Assembly Bill 422, the so-called Tobacco 21 bill at a public hearing today before the Assembly Committee on Substance Abuse and Prevention. Jim Karedes (Delavan-Darien) Testimony Chris Medenwalt (Monroe) Testimony Gregg Wieczorek (Arrowhead) Testimony Hats off to these High School Principals for taking time out of their […]

Priority Legislative Alert on Tobacco 21

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

The SAA is issuing a Priority Legislative Alert on Assembly Bill 422, the so-called Tobacco 21 legislation. As we reported last week, AB 422 has been scheduled for a public hearing before the Assembly Committee on Substance Abuse and Prevention at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 6th in the North Hearing Room (2nd Floor North), […]

Assembly Education Committee Executive Session

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Yesterday morning, the Assembly Education Committee recommended for passage several bills that the SAA has an interest in (see below).  Please note, no action was taken on AB 368, relating to declining enrollment relief.  The SAA continues to work with the authors to modify the bill to soften a potential first-year loss for some districts […]

State Senate Passes Several Education Bills

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Several education bills supported by SAA passed during yesterday’s State Senate floor action including: SB-160 School Board Meeting Notice (Olsen, Luther) The method for providing notice of a special meeting of a school board. Passed, (Voice Vote).  Messaged.   AB-053 Pupil Records (Born, Mark) Pupil records. Passed, (Voice Vote).  Messaged.   AB-054 School Drills (Born, Mark) Fire, tornado, and school safety drills for public and private schools. Passed, […]

SAA Testifies on Blue Ribbon Commission Bills

Monday, October 7th, 2019

SAA Executive Director John Forester testified in support of all six Blue Ribbon Commission bills scheduled for a rare Senate and Assembly Education Committee joint public hearing held last Thursday, October 3rd.  Both the Senate and Assembly companion bills are listed below.  The SAA’s testimony is also linked below.  (Testimony is identified by Senate Bill […]

Education Committees to Hold Joint Hearing on Blue Ribbon Commission Bills

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

The Senate and Assembly Education Committees will hold a rare joint public hearing on the following Blue Ribbon Commission bills (both Senate and Assembly companion bills are listed below) at 9:00am on Thursday, October 3rd in Room 412 East, State Capitol.  Please contact the SAA with any comments or questions regarding these bills. Assembly Bills AB-441 Shared […]

Senate Committee to Hold Hearing on Testing School Drinking Water for Lead

Monday, September 30th, 2019

The Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy will hold a public hearing on Senate Bill 423 (see below), relating to requiring testing of school drinking water for lead, at 9:30 am on Tuesday, October 1st in Room 330 Southwest, State Capitol.  Please contact the SAA with any comments or questions regarding this bill. SB-423 Lead Testing (Cowles, […]

Senate Education Committee Executive Session

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Yesterday, the Senate Education Commission recommended for passage by paper ballot two bills supported by the SAA (see below). SB-160 School Board Meeting Notice (Olsen, Luther) The method for providing notice of a special meeting of a school board. Passage recommended, 9-0. AB-195 Reciprocity Licenses (Tranel, Travis) A license to teach based on reciprocity and […]

Evers Signs Budget, Pumps More Money Into K-12 Through Partial Vetoes

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

From WisPolitics.com … Gov. Tony Evers signed the two-year budget Wednesday, but only after using his partial veto authority to pump nearly $100 million more into K-12 education than what Republicans had proposed. He also undercut former Gov. Scott Walker’s push to require able-bodied adults with school-age children to meet work requirements to receive food […]

Evers Calls for the Budget

Friday, June 28th, 2019

From WisPolitics.com … An hour after Tony Evers called for lawmakers to send him the budget, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said the “worst thing, I think, in the world” would be if the guv vetoed the entire thing. GOP lawmakers yesterday touted their version of the budget in a pair of news conferences, arguing […]

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