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Nygren and Thiesfeldt Call for Audit of Department of Public Instruction Representing nearly one-fifth of the entire state budget, the Department of Public Instruction budget has increased by nearly $3 billion since 2012. This despite recent Forward Exam results show that 60% of Wisconsin students cannot read or write at grade level.
Petryk Bill Addressing CNA Shortage to Receive Veto Override Vote in Assembly Overriding a veto requires the support of two-thirds of both the Assembly and a Senate. If overridden, this legislation will remove a significant barrier preventing workers from becoming certified nursing assistants and will ensure quality long-term care is available for our aging population.
Governor Evers Sitting on More than $3 Million in Homelessness Funding Gov. Evers accused Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee of refusing to release funding for homeless programs ahead of the upcoming winter. But, his administration is actually sitting on $3 million that could have been used to help homeless in our state yesterday.
Rep. Ballweg Announced the 2020 National Chair of the Council of State Governments Representative Joan Ballweg was elected the 2020 national Chair of the Council of State Governments. It is a nonpartisan organization serving all three branches of government with the mission of fostering the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy.
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Legislators Ask DWD to Reconsider Closing Northern Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance Hearing Offices The Department of Workforce Development recently announced the closure of Unemployment Insurance hearing offices in Eau Claire and Appleton, leaving office only in Madison and Milwaukee. This decision creates an unnecessary burden for people and businesses in areas of northern Wisconsin