Government Relations

Government Relations Legislative Update

Government Relations Legislative Update

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

Monday, January 11, 2010

Legislative News

Sen. Lasee Announces Retirement
As the 2010 state election season prepares to get underway, Sen. Alan Lasee announced that he will not seek re-election after 36 years in the state legislature.  For more information, see Sen. Lasee's full press release.

Vásquez Confirmation Hearing
On January 7, the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Higher Education held a confirmation hearing for UW System Regent José F. Vásquez .  The committee will take executive action on his appointment on January 13.

Upcoming Legislative Cycle
The legislative session is scheduled to resume again on January 19.  In preparation for the upcoming year, the UW System government relations team has been meeting with Senate and Assembly higher education committee members and legislative leadership staff.  Meetings have been scheduled with Sens. Harsdorf, Kapanke, Kreitlow, Plale, and Vinehout; and Reps. Ballweg, Black, Berceau, Gottlieb, Hintz, Hixson, Nass, Rhoades, Townsend, Smith, and Soletski.