The four legislative caucuses recently met to elect their leadership teams and, on the whole, there were not many changes from last session.
Lawmakers new to their leadership posts are marked *.
Senate Republicans re-elected Sen. Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) as Majority Leader and Sen. Roger Roth (R-Appleton) as President. Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) returns as Senate Co-Chair of the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee (JFC). Also elected to the Senate GOP leadership team are Sens.: Continue reading Legislative leadership positions remain largely unchanged
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Rep. Leon Young (D-Milwaukee) has announced he will not seek re-election to the state Assembly. Supreme Moore Omokunde, a Milwaukee County supervisor and the son of U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, is planning to run for the seat. Rep. Young was first elected to the Assembly in 1992.
He is the latest on a growing list of state legislators that have announced they are not running for re-election. We will keep you updated if more announcements are made. Continue reading Rep. Leon Young not seeking re-election
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) has announced the formation of bipartisan task forces two of which are related to K-12 education: the Speaker’s Task Force on Urban Education; and the Speaker’s Task Force on Youth Workforce Readiness.
According to the Speaker, the goal of each task force is to explore possible solutions and recommend legislation to the full Assembly. Each task force has an Assembly Republican chair and an Assembly Democratic vice chair. The Speaker has asked the chairs to tap into the knowledge of community experts and those affected in the individual issue areas. The committees will begin this summer with the hope to complete work before the end of session. The task forces will travel around Wisconsin obtaining input and innovative ideas in order to compile recommendations. Continue reading Speaker Vos Creates Bipartisan Task Forces on Urban Education, Youth Workforce Readiness