The Senate Committee on Government Operations, Public Works and Telecommunications will vote on AJR 48 on Wednesday, March 5. If the Committee passes AJR 48 on Wednesday, it could be scheduled for a floor vote as early as March 11—the next time the Senate is in session.
It is important to make contact with the Senators on this Committee and tell them why AJR 48 is a threat to the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands and the Common School Fund. If you are a constituent please consider contacting them.
Replacing the State Treasurer with the Lieutenant Governor on the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands could jeopardize our founding fathers’ commitment to maintaining a constitutionally protected form of school library funding. The current BCPL Commissioners do not play a leading role in K-12 school funding or the state budget process—this makes them ideal custodians of the Common School Fund and helps protect the integrity of the fund.
The following Senators are members of the Senate Committee on Government Operations, Public Works and Telecommunications:
Senator Paul Farrow (R-Pewaukee), Chair
Senator Rick Gudex (R-Fond du Lac), Vice Chair
Senator Frank Lasee (R-De Pere)
Senator Neal Kedzie (R-Elkhorn)
Senator Bob Wirch (D-Pleasant Prairie)
Senator Nikiya Harris (D-Milwaukee)
Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse)