Government Relations

Government Relations Legislative Update

Government Relations Legislative Update

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

Thursday, January 28, 2010

State Legislative News

Sen. Robson Announces Retirement
Yesterday, Sen. Judy Robson announced that she will not seek re-election this year. She was first elected to the Assembly in 1987, and in 1998 was elected to the Senate. For more information, see Sen. Robson's press release .

Hearings on SB 407/AB 604 and SB 431/AB 624
The Senate and Assembly higher education committees will be holding hearings on two pieces of legislation supported by UW System.  SB 407 and AB 604 are companion bills that would increase eligibility for the Academic Excellence Higher Education Scholarship Program.  SB 431 and AB 624 would restrict the use of the terms college, university, state, and Wisconsin in the name of a school. The hearing information is listed below:

Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
10:00 AM
225 Northwest
State Capitol

Senate Committee on Agriculture and Higher Education
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
10:00 AM
411 South
State Capitol