Government Relations

Government Relations Legislative Update

Government Relations Legislative Update

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

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Committee Update

On February 3, the Assembly Committee on Jobs, the Economy, and Small Business held a public hearing on AB 649, the Assembly companion to the C.O.R.E Jobs Act recently passed by the Senate.  The higher education initiatives in this bill are supported by the UW System.

The Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities also held a public hearing on February 3.  Archived video of the hearing, including consideration of AB 624 (Diploma Mills) and AB 604 (Academic Excellence Higher Education Scholarships), is available on Wisconsin Eye.  For additional information on the diploma mills legislation, see coverage in Business Week.