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State lawmakers are sworn in today for 2021-22 session

by | Jan 4, 2021 | Legislative Update Blog, State Issue | 0 comments

Both houses of the new legislature will convene today to swear in members, approve the calendar for the 2021-22 session and formally elect leaders. The Assembly will convene at 2pm and will swear in members in two separate groups. In the Senate, members will be sworn in one-by-one between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The chamber will then convene at 2 p.m. to conclude their business.

According to, the proposed calendar is identical to the 2019-20 session other than including a two-week period for floor action May 11-20. The Legislature set aside one week to be on the floor in May 2019.

The resolution also grants Gov. Evers’ request to delay his budget address to Feb. 16. Under state law, governors have a deadline of on or before the last Tuesday in January to deliver the biennial budget message but lawmakers routinely grant delay requests.

See the proposed calendar:

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