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Bill Requiring In-Person Option Clears Committee

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Senate Bill 6, which would require each school district to offer an in-person option and require a two-thirds school board vote for the district to move to virtual instruction, was recommended for passage on a 3-2 party-line vote by the Senate Committee on Human Services, Children and Families yesterday following the Committee’s public hearing on […]

Assembly to Take Up Amended COVID-19 Bill

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

From WisPolitics.com … The Assembly will convene Tuesday to take up the COVID-19 bill that the Senate amended earlier this month. Still, the notice Majority Leader Jim Steineke, R-Kaukauna, sent to members didn’t detail whether Assembly GOP leaders plan to sign off on the Senate’s changes or take other action on the bill. According to […]

LeMahieu, Steineke Stand By Conflicting COVID Relief Bills

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

From WisPolitics.com . . . LeMahieu and Steineke continued to stand by conflicting COVID-19 bills. The Assembly passed its COVID bill along party lines the first week of January before the Senate amended it by stripping out a host of provisions and passing a bill LeMahieu had negotiated with Evers. The centerpiece of the Senate […]

Bill Requiring In-Person Option to Have Hearing

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

Senate Bill 6, which would require each school district to offer an in-person option and require a two-thirds school board vote for the district to move to virtual instruction, will receive a public hearing before the Senate Committee on Human Services, Children and Families at 12:00pm on Thursday, January 21, 2021 in Room 201 Southeast, […]

State Justices Question Proposal on Redistricting Process

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

From WisPolitics.com … Justices today appeared skeptical of a conservative-backed proposal to create a process for the state Supreme Court to handle redistricting cases. The petition asks the court to officially signal immediate acceptance of any redistricting suits, bypassing the traditional path through the lower courts. Rick Esenberg, president of the conservative Wisconsin Institute for […]

Vos Takes Swipe at LeMahieu Over COVID Bill

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

From WisPolitics.com . . . In his remarks (following Evers’ State of the State address), Vos also took a veiled swipe at Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu, who reached a deal with Evers on a slimmed-down COVID-19 bill. After the Senate passed the bill on a voice vote, LeMahieu touted the liability protections it included […]

All Candidates for Spring Elections Granted Ballot Access

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

From WisPolitics.com … All candidates who submitted nomination papers to run in the state’s April election and the special election for the 89th Assembly District have been granted ballot access after state elections commissioners deadlocked on the sole challenge they took up. Commissioners Bob Spindell, Mark Thomsen and Chair Ann Jacobs voted against sustaining the […]

Governor Evers’ State of the State Address

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

From The Wheeler Report . . . Governor Evers delivered his 2021 State of the State Speech virtually to the Wisconsin Legislature this year, while both houses of the Legislature provided for some in-person presence and some virtual presence by members. The Speech. In his speech, Evers said: He is declaring 2021 the Year of […]

Evers’ Backs Senate Version of COVID-19 Bill

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

From WisPolitics.com … Gov. Tony Evers today praised the Senate COVID-19 bill as a “good start” and urged the Assembly to pass the amended legislation so he can sign it “without delay.” But Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke, R-Kaukauna, criticized the changes his Senate GOP colleagues made to the bill and cast doubt on its […]

SAA Survey Reponses from Dr. Shandowlyon Hendricks

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Dr. Shandowlyon Hendricks, candidate for Wisconsin State Superintendent, joined the race shortly after we forwarded the SAA candidate survey to the announced candidates and was not initially afforded the opportunity to respond to the survey questions. We are pleased to share Dr. Hendricks’ survey responses at this time.

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