Government Relations

Government Relations Legislative Update

Government Relations Legislative Update

Updates on state and federal issues relating to the UW System.

Friday, June 12, 2009

State Assembly hopes to vote on state budget later today

The Legislative Fiscal Bureau released a memo today summarizing a package of amendments approved by the Assembly Democratic caucus. These budget modifications have been drafted as Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 to the State budget bill (AB 75). Assembly Republicans are being briefed today by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau on those amendments and are expected to offer additional amendments.

Upon Assembly passage, the budget bill advances to the Senate for consideration and possible modifications. Differences between the houses would likely be resolved by a conference committee comprised of legislative leaders from each chamber.