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WASB weighs in on extraordinary session legislation relating to settlement proceeds and the common school fund

The WASB sent a memo to the Joint Finance Committee in advance of their public hearing on extraordinary session legislation on Dec. 3.  The WASB has strong concerns about provisions that would require that the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) must deposit all settlement funds into the general fund and further, that all unencumbered settlement funds that are currently in the DOJ appropriation would lapse into the general fund.

These concerns are based on the recognition that these provisions would formalize a process which, in our view, may violate Article X, Section 2 of the Wisconsin Constitution. That section requires that: Continue reading WASB weighs in on extraordinary session legislation relating to settlement proceeds and the common school fund