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Liberal groups petition state Supreme Court to overturn state legislative maps

From “A coalition of progressive legal interests today asked the state Supreme Court to overturn GOP-drawn legislative maps, calling them an extreme partisan gerrymander that violates parts of the Wisconsin Constitution.

“The filing comes one day after Justice Janet Protasiewicz — who called the current maps “rigged” to favor Republicans — joined the court and flipped it to a 4-3 liberal majority. (more…)

Put your board’s imprint on the WASB’s policy direction


When WASB members ask about how the WASB’s legislative priorities are set, we point them to the WASB Resolutions Book. Resolutions adopted by the annual WASB Delegate Assemblies set the policy direction for the WASB and its lobbying efforts. The WASB resolution process is meant to be member-driven. Each member board has an opportunity to put its imprint on the WASB’s policies. The process begins when member boards submit resolutions proposing new language or changing or repealing existing resolution language. Those board resolutions must be submitted to the WASB by Sept. 15

Please keep this in mind as you set board agendas for your August and September board meetings. For more background information on the resolutions process and guidance about submitting resolutions, please refer the Delegate Assembly webpage.

Once adopted, those resolutions remain in effect unless amended or repealed. That means resolutions can, at times, become outdated or no longer reflective of positions that a majority of WASB member boards currently hold. We encourage WASB member boards to review the resolutions carefully.

Gov. Evers’ vetoes leave state with $4 billion surplus

Primarily by rolling back tax cuts proposed by legislative Republicans, partial budget vetoes by Gov. Tony Evers leave the state with a projected $4 billion surplus according to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau

From Wisconsin Public Radio: In the end, Republicans gave Evers less than half of what he wanted for public schools and zeroed out other programs altogether. And Evers used his partial veto to reject a GOP income tax cut for the state’s top two brackets. The end result leaves lawmakers and the governor with some of the same choices they faced when the budget debate began earlier this year. (more…)