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This week, the Senate and Assembly were on the floor and sent the first batch of bills to Governor Walker for his signature. Read more on the floor action below in Tidbits. Also in this edition, various legislative committees have been hearing the Special Session bills, and the Legislative Fiscal Bureau released their budget summary. In this week's Bills of Note, we highlight two key bills: "Leading on Lead Act" and elimination of the Sept. 1 school start date. Keep reading for highlights from WMC's annual Business Day in Madison.
Where are we in the budget process? State agencies submitted their 2017-19 budget requests to the governor on September 15, 2016. Gov. Walker will review each agency’s request in preparation to present his own budget to the legislature on Feb. 8 at 4 p.m.
Read our latest blog post on the 2017-19 budget.