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Lawmakers consider bills that seek to help some schools with funding and staffing concerns

As school districts across Wisconsin continue to face funding and staffing concerns, Wisconsin lawmakers considered bills on Thursday that would allow several school districts to benefit from recent revenue ceiling increases and allow districts to hire unlicensed school administrators. The first bill that the Assembly Education committee considered on Thursday, AB-403, would eliminate a provision […]

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Bills to increase funding for local government and choice schools pass Legislature

MADISON, WI —Wisconsin’s Legislature passed a bill that will increase state aid to local government and allow Milwaukee to raise its local sales tax on Wednesday night, following months of negotiations that culminated in a deal struck between Republican leaders and Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.  As a part of that deal, lawmakers passed another bill […]

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Business campaign raises its profile for childcare aid in state budget

by Erik Gunn, Wisconsin ExaminerMay 16, 2023 Close to 100 business organizations, chambers of commerce, economic development agencies and nonprofits have signed on to a campaign to provide continued supplemental childcare funding in the next state budget, childcare advocates said Monday. “The bottom line is without accessible, high-quality, and affordable child care, attracting and retaining […]

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