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Vos Reappoints Nygren JFC Assembly Co-Chair

Friday, November 13th, 2020

From … Speaker Robin Vos today reappointed John Nygren as the Assembly lead of Joint Finance. The appointment, which had been expected, makes the Marinette Republican the Assembly’s longest-serving co-chair since the budget committee was created in 1911. Vos, who co-chaired the committee before becoming Assembly speaker, said Nygren’s “experience and expertise will be […]

DPI Releases One-Pagers on Major Budget Topics

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

On the heels of submitting its 2021-23 biennial budget request, the DPI today posted one-page informational pieces on the following five major budget topics addressed in its budget request: Special Education Funding Mental Health & Student Wellness Out-of-School Time Programs Public Libraries & Life-Long Learning Workforce Development — College & Career Ready

LeMahieu Appoints Marklein Senate JFC Chair

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

From … Senate Majority Leader-elect Devin LeMahieu today appointed Sen. Howard Marklein, R-Spring Green, co-chair of the Joint Finance Committee. Marklein replaces Sen. Alberta Darling, a River Hills Republican who had chaired the committee a record six sessions. Marklein was first appointed to the committee shortly after his 2014 win of his southwestern Wisconsin […]

11/10/2020 Legislative Leadership Elections

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

From The Wheeler Report . . . Assembly Republicans Speaker – Robin Vos Speaker Pro Tempore – Tyler August Majority Leader – Jim Steineke Assistant Majority Leader – Kevin Petersen Caucus Chair – Tyler Vorpagel Assistant Caucus Chair – Cindi Duchow Caucus Secretary – Jessie Rodriguez Caucus Sergeant at Arms – Sam Kerkman Assembly Democrats […]

DPI Seeks $1.4 Billion Increase in Budget Request

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

From … The Department of Public Instruction wants more than $1.4 billion in new GPR in the 2021-23 budget to boost school aids, special education funding and support for mental health. The budget proposal the agency submitted to the Evers administration in September left out its requests for school aids. In a follow-up submission […]

LeMahieu Elected Senate Majority Leader, Kapenga Senate President

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

From … Senate Republicans today selected Sen. Devin LeMahieu, R-Oostburg, to be the next majority leader and tapped Sen. Chris Kapenga, R-Delafield, for Senate president. LeMahieu beat out Sen. Roger Roth, R-Appleton, to succeed Sen. Scott Fitzgerald, who won the 5th CD this week. Kapenga beat Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, for the No. […]

SAA Submits Questions to State Superintendent Candidates

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Today, the SAA asked the candidates for State Superintendent to respond in writing to a number of questions on current education issues impacting Wisconsin public schools and public school children.  Our intention is to forward the candidate responses to the entire SAA membership as soon as they are received.  The responses will also be accessible […]

Wisconsin 2020 Election Results

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

From the Wheeler Report… Here are the preliminary Wisconsin 2020 Election Results as compiled by The Wheeler Report.

School Referendum Results

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

From the Wheeler Report… District District Name Total Amount Type Brief Description 0084 Passed Alma $335,000.00 RR – 2021 A recurring referendum to exceed the revenue cap by $335,000 beginning with the 2021-22 school year. 2450 Passed Arrowhead UHS $8,500,000.00 NR – 2020 To exceed the revenue limit by $1,700,000 per year, for five years, […]

Wisconsin Dems Fall Short of Big Gains in Assembly; GOP Expands Majority in State Senate

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

From … Dems prevented Republicans from reaching two-thirds majorities in either house of the Legislature, but they fell short of big gains in the Assembly. Still, Republicans picked up two seats in the Senate, while Dems only knocked off just two Assembly GOP incumbents despite significant spending advantages in their favor. Former DATCP Secretary […]

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