The Assembly Education Committee, chaired by state Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt, held a public hearing on Aug. 24 on the following bills:
Assembly Bill 382 – This bill relates to screening school district employees for tuberculosis. The WASB worked with the Wisconsin Association of School Nurses and state Rep. Eric Genrich (D-Green Bay) to develop this bill.
WASB supports this bill and believes it will safeguard student, staff and public health while reducing school district costs. See: WASB Testimony on AB 382 Continue reading Employee TB Screening and State Aid Payment Schedule Bills Receive Public Hearing
Two bills dealing with pupil assessments authored by Assembly Education Committee Chair Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac) and Sen. Duey Stroebel (R-Saukville) have been scheduled for a public hearing next week before the Assembly Government Accountability and Oversight Committee, chaired by Rep. Rob Hutton (R-Brookfield):
Wednesday, June 7
300 Northeast, State Capitol, Madison Continue reading Bills on Student Exam Notices & Opt-Outs to Have Public Hearing Next Week
Braced by the findings of a new study (see preceding story) a number of Republican lawmakers are looking for the best way to reform or repeal the state’s 80-year-old prevailing wage law.
That law, or more accurately three separate laws, determines pay rates for workers on public works projects in the state. Critics say it uses a system that sets wages artificially high, at the expense of taxpayers and to the frustration of public officials trying to stay on budget.
Continue reading Lawmakers Eye Reform of State’s Prevailing Wage Laws