From the AP, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
MADISON – Two Republican state lawmakers resigned Friday to take jobs with Gov. Scott Walker’s administration, the latest departures from the Legislature that will force the GOP to defend the seats with no incumbents on the ballot.
Sen. Frank Lasee (pictured) of De Pere and Rep. Keith Ripp of Lodi will begin working for Walker on Monday. There will be no special elections to fill the vacancies, Walker spokesman Tom Evenson said. Both seats will be filled in the regular November election.
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Based on resolutions adopted by the WASB Delegate Assembly, the WASB opposes the bill draft being put out for co-sponsorship by Rep. Adam Neylon (R-Pewaukee) and Sen. Frank Lasee (R-De Pere) to end the revenue limit exemption for school energy efficiency projects.
In particular, WASB Resolution 2.41 (r) states:
2.41 Modification of Revenue Limits The WASB supports legislation altering the revenue cap to allow for the needs of individual districts with respect to the requirements of their programs, including: (1994-11)(1995-3)
(r) The WASB supports allowing districts to levy taxes outside of revenue limits for per-pupil expenditures for transportation above the state average per-pupil expenditure for transportation as well as for increases in fuel and utility costs and costs for energy conservation efforts, including those which involve capital maintenance. (2007-4) (2009-4) (2012-05) Continue reading WASB Opposes Elimination of Energy Efficiency Revenue Limit Exemption
In a draft memo being circulated for support from legislative colleagues, state Rep. Adam Neylon (R-Pewaukee) and state Sen. Frank Lasee (R-De Pere), are proposing legislation to end the school district revenue limit exemption for energy efficiency projects.
Currently, a school board may adopt a resolution to increase the revenue limit otherwise applicable to a school district under s. 121.91 (2m), Stats., in any school year by an amount spent by the school district in that school year on a project to implement energy efficiency measures or to purchase energy efficiency products. Continue reading Legislative Proposal Would End Energy Efficiency Revenue Limit Exemption
The Legislature’s plans for the state budget took a dramatic turn with the Senate today taking up the document first and planning to take up an amendment that would repeal prevailing wage laws for local governments.
The amendment reflects a proposal from Sen. Frank Lasee, R-De Pere, that in addition to exempting local projects from the prevailing wage would use the federal prevailing wage for state projects. Continue reading Senate to Take up Budget, Prevailing Wage Today