Legislative Updates

May 2024 - Current Legislative Update: 
This month, since the legislature has adjourned, the focus has shifted quickly to campaigns. Numerous legislators plan to rerun, retire, or seek a different office. Candidates have until June 3 to submit their nomination papers. The Wisconsin Supreme Court is considering a legal challenge from Gov. Tony Evers (D) to the Wisconsin Legislature’s committee oversight power over the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program. Oral arguments before the court were held April 17. Gov. Evers announced the filing of the lawsuit in October of last year, claiming that Republicans in the Legislature are “violating the Wisconsin Constitution and intruding into executive powers.” Specifically, the lawsuit from Gov. Evers alleges that a provision giving the Joint Committee on Finance the power to review and veto funding awards under the Stewardship Program is an unconstitutional violation of the separation of powers. The suit was filed as a petition for original action by Attorney General Kaul at the governor’s request. It is anticipated that the court may rule on the case in late spring or early summer. 

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June 14, 2021- Press ReleaseStatement from the Wisconsin Parks and Recreation Association Thanking the Joint Finance Committee on Stewardship Action
May 2021
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October 30, 2020 - WPRA Letter to Governor
Bolster Stewardship Local Assistance Program
Sent to: Governor Tony Evers

April 24, 2020 – WPRA Letter to Governor
Plans to Reopen Wisconsin’s Parks, Aquatic Resources and Recreational Amenities
Sent to: Governor Tony Evers and Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, Department of Health Services

Hamilton Consulting Group COVID-19 Resource Website on the State Actions

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