Governor Tony Evers’ first annual State of the State address has been scheduled for Tuesday, January 22 (Time TBA). The speech is held before a joint session of the legislature in the Assembly chambers and is traditionally in the evening.
The State of the State typically provides some clues as to what will be included in the Governor’s state budget proposal as well as other priorities for the new legislative session. We will keep you updated here about any K-12 education items that are mentioned in the speech. You can also watch the address live on Wisconsin Eye. Continue reading State of the State address scheduled for Tuesday, January 22
Gov. Scott Walker will highlight K-12 investments in his State of the State speech this afternoon (Jan. 24 at 3pm) to a joint session of the state legislature. These themes will likely be similar to what he shared with state education convention attendees last Friday. You can watch the speech live on Wisconsin Eye.
The governor previewed excerpts from his speech on Twitter including the following related to K-12 public schools:
Continue reading Gov. Walker will highlight K-12 investments in State of the State address
Speaking before the State Education Convention last Friday, Gov. Walker said he will use a portion of the surplus funds to cover the cost of the legislative proposal to increase sparsity aid $100 per pupil which is expected to cost the state about $6.4 million next year. The governor also backed the part of the bill he previously vetoed from the state budget that would raise the low-revenue ceiling from $9,100 per pupil to $9,400 per pupil next year and eventually to $9,800 per pupil by the 2022-23 school year.
Gov. Walker told convention attendees he expects lawmakers to back this legislation, which has been introduced as identical companion bills Senate Bill 690 and Assembly Bill 835. The governor is expected to highlight these bills in his State of the State speech at 3 pm, Wednesday, January 24 and urge lawmakers to approve them. AB 835 has a public hearing in the Assembly Education Committee on Thursday, January 25. SB 690 was referred to the Joint Finance Committee.
In case you missed it, here’s a quick rundown of what happened while we were at the State Education Convention last week:
- It was formally announced that Governor Scott Walker will give the 2018 State of the State Address at 3 pm, Wednesday, January 24, 2018.
Continue reading Here’s what happened last week while you were at the Convention…
Governor Scott Walker has confirmed he will be speaking at the Joint Education Convention in Milwaukee on Friday, January 19 during the 10:30 a.m. general session.
Also, Governor Walker’s 2018 State of the State Address will likely be held Wednesday, January 24. The presiding officers of the Senate and Assembly sent a joint letter inviting the governor to hold his annual address that day. The speech is held before a joint session of the legislature and a specific time has not yet been announced.
The Convention speech and State of the State could provide some clues as to what will be the focus of the governor’s reelection campaign and if any K-12 education initiatives are included. We will update you with more information when it is available.
From WisPolitics.com …
Delivering his sixth annual State of the State address and first since coming off the presidential campaign trail, Walker did not announce any large, new initiatives. Rather, he pledged to support public education, pushed for a three-year UW degree, called on lawmakers to pass his college affordability package and announced details of listening sessions he said would help create a vision of where Wisconsin should be in 20 years.
As he talked about education, Walker announced his administration will put an $3 million more into dual enrollment programs in schools through the Wisconsin Fast Forward program. Walker said the grants will help districts partner with tech colleges so students can get a head start on their careers. Continue reading State of the State Address: Gov. Walker Pledges Tuesday Night to Reform State Government and Invest “Every Penny of Savings” to Support Public Education
According to Wispolitics:
Walker sent legislative leaders a letter yesterday requesting a joint session Jan. 19 for the address. A spokeswoman for Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, said the request has been granted.
The address is scheduled for 7 pm.