This morning, the Wisconsin State Senate voted on final passage of Assembly Bill 280, incorporating financial literacy into school curriculum. The vote comes after the State Assembly passed the bill earlier this summer. Up to this week, in each vote—whether in committee or on the floor of the Assembly— passage has been unanimous, and the Senate vote followed suit.
Special thanks to Amy Vetrone of Gold Standard Financial Wellness (and a previous member of the Wisconsin Bankers Foundation Board) for her help in coming to Madison and testifying in support of the bills in both the Assembly and Senate committees.
Both the Wisconsin State Assembly and State Senate will be on the floor several days this week and next week. The item receiving the most attention this week is a repeal of the mining moratorium law. Wisconsin is the only state in the union to have such a law in place.
The State Senate will be on the floor October 31 and November 7, while the Assembly will be in session on November 2, 7, and 9. The legislature will return in January 2018.