According to Wispolitics, Joint Finance Committee Co-Chair Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette) is calling for the end of the Local Government Property Insurance Fund (LGPIF), which makes property insurance available for local governments including school districts. Continue reading Lawmaker Calls For Ending Local Government Property Insurance Fund
The Government Relations presentation at the Summer Leadership Institute focused on trends in school funding in our state, including providing a realistic look at what we see as some of the barriers to achieving stable, predictable increases in school funding.
That presentation was followed by table-top discussions among attendees using a set of structured questions designed to get members thinking about topics of conversation they could (and should) be having with legislative candidates and incumbents in their areas. Below, we summarize the most common comments from those discussions.
This afternoon the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee (JFC), on a unanimous 16-0 vote, adopted a motion by Sen. Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green), which delays for 2 years the ending dates for renewal of existing policies and for filing claims under the Local Government Insurance Fund (LGPIF).
This should provide an additional two years for existing policy holders to seek coverage alternatives and for new insurance providers to enter the marketplace and offer coverage to those who may be interested in transitioning from coverage under the LGPIF. This increased competition should help to keep rates lower during (and after) this transition period. Continue reading JFC Grants Reprieve (Sort Of) to Local Gov’t Property Insurance Fund