Assembly Republicans have introduced the first bill of the 2021-22 legislative session, Assembly Bill 1, their COVID relief package. The bill is on the fast track to passage as it has a public hearing and vote in the Assembly health committee today (Jan. 5) and is scheduled to be voted on by the full Assembly on Thursday, Jan. 7. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) has indicated his GOP colleagues in the state Senate are on board with the legislation but it includes items Gov. Evers does not support and is likely headed for a veto.
The bill includes provisions related to public K-12 education that the WASB supports and well as provisions we oppose based on our member-approved resolutions. (more…)