Government Relations

Government Relations Legislative Update

Government Relations Legislative Update

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

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Membership on Legislative Study Commitees Finalized

The Joint Legislative Council has approved committee member appointments for the 2010 Legislative Council Study Committees. This year, the UW System will be represented on 13 of the 16 committees, by 23 members hailing from 9 different UW System institutions....

Study committees are established during the Legislature's interim period in even-numbered years to examine major policy issues. The study committees are made up of Legislators and citizens who are interested in or knowledgeable about the study topic. Often, the work of these committees leads to new legislation.

Among the committees of particular interest to UW System in 2010 are:

· Health Care Access (member list)

· Review of Higher Education and Financial Aid Programs (member list)

· Strategic Job Creation (member list)

For a full listing of all 16 committees and their members, please see the 2010 Interim Study Committees website.

Further information about the nature of the Legislative Council and the study committees is available on the Legislative Council website.