Current Legislation

CURRENT ADVOCACY ISSUES

The Joint Finance Committee (JFC) will be holding in-person public hearings on the 2021-2023 state budget as well as one virtual hearing.   Specific addresses for the three in-person hearings can be found on this Notice of Public Hearings.

The hearing schedule includes:

  • Friday, April 9, 2021 UW-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI
  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021 The Hodag Dome, Rhinelander, WI
  • Thursday, April 22, 2021 UW-Stout, Menomonie, WI
  • Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Virtual

The public hearings will begin at 10 am and conclude at 5 pm.  The format will be similar to past hearings. Management at each of the venues will monitor capacity. Those wishing to testify at the virtual hearing will be required to register in advance, details to come on the registration process. A portal is available for individuals to provide input: www.legis.wisconsin.gov/topics/budgetcomments as well as an email address budget.comments@legis.wisconsin.gov .

All public hearings will be streamed by the WisconsinEye and can be viewed via their website at:  https://wiseye.org/live/

LEGISLATIVE SUPPORTING INFORMATION

The 2021-2023 Wisconsin State Legislative Session brings some anticipated and many unanticipated legislative policy opportunities to our attention.  The SWSA takes positions on some of the key legislative items and will track these positions for our members.

The 2021-2023 SWSA Legislative Agenda can be viewed here:  SWSA 2021-2023 Legislative Priorities

The SWSA in coordination with the other K-12 Advocacy organizations developed and is advocating for a Statutory Flexibility agenda to support our public schools districts.  Wisconsin K-12 Advocacy Partners include:  SWSA, WiRSA (Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance), WASB (Wisconsin Association of School Boards), and SAA (School Administrators Alliance).

The 2021 SWSA Bill Tracker document can be viewed here: 2021 SWSA Bill Tracker

SWSA also encourages members to utilize the Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) bill tracking feature on their website to find all current legislation that is active in both the Wisconsin Assembly and the Senate.   The link to WASB's state bill tracking chart can be found at:  WASB State Bill Tracking Chart

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR SWSA MEMBERS