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SAA Opposes GOP Bond Referendum Bill

Thursday, October 7th, 2021

The SAA testified in opposition to Assembly Bill 475, relating to requiring including estimated interest and interest rate in a referendum question for issuing bonds, at a public hearing yesterday before the Assembly Committee on Government Accountability and Oversight. If you should have any questions or comments about the SAA’s position on the bill, please contact the […]

SAA Opposes Reading Bill in Senate Committee

Thursday, October 7th, 2021

The SAA testified in opposition to Senate Bill 454, relating to reading readiness assessments, at a public hearing yesterday before the Senate Committee on Education. See the SAA testimony linked below.  If you should have any questions or comments about the SAA’s position on the bill, please contact the SAA.

GOP Plans to Take Up Redistricting By Mid-November

Thursday, October 7th, 2021

From … GOP lawmakers plan to take up a redistricting plan before the end of the November floor period, according to their attorney. Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu, R-Oostburg, and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, in recent interviews with declined to commit to passing new lines for legislative and congressional districts before the […]

Reading Assessment Bill to Receive Hearing

Monday, October 4th, 2021

The Senate Committee on Education will hold a public hearing on Senate Bill 454 (see below) at 10:30am on Wednesday, October 6th in Room 411 South, State Capitol. SB-454 Reading Readiness (Bernier, Kathy) Reading readiness assessments and granting rule-making authority.

Proposed Restrictions on What Can (and Cannot) Be Taught

Monday, October 4th, 2021

I urge all SAA members to read the complete testimony of Representative Chuck Wichgers (R-Muskego) on Assembly Bill 411, the so-called Critical Race Theory Bill.  Representative Wichgers is the Assembly author of the bill.  I forward his testimony simply to give SAA members a little taste of the current political environment inside the Capitol.  I […]

GOP Retains Smaller Partisan Edge Under Evers’ Commission Maps

Friday, October 1st, 2021

From … Republicans would still have an advantage under drafts of Assembly and Senate district lines created for Gov. Tony Evers’ People’s Maps Commission, according to a review of the proposals. But the partisan edge for Republicans wouldn’t be as big as it is under the current maps. Evers, for example, would’ve won […]

SAA Supports Tobacco 21 Bill at Assembly Hearing

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

The SAA submitted testimony in support of Assembly Bill 348, the so-called Tobacco 21 bill, at a public hearing today before the Assembly Committee on Substance Abuse and Prevention.

Assembly, Senate Floor Action on Education Bills

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

In floor action yesterday, the GOP-controlled Senate and Assembly acted on a host of education-related bills in their respective houses.  The Senate action included passage of  a bill imposing a far-reaching requirement for school boards to make available to the public information on instructional materials and educational activities used in instruction. On the Assembly side, […]

Senate, Assembly to Take Up Education Bills Today

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

From … — The Assembly and Senate, hitting the floor today for the first time during the fall floor period, will take up legislation to require school districts to post more information about what they teach. AB 488/SB 463 would require school districts to post on their websites learning materials organized by subject area, […]

LFB Releases Estimated School Aids

Monday, September 27th, 2021

The Legislative Fiscal Bureau released the 2020-21 Estimated State Support for School Districts.

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