Government Relations

Government Relations Legislative Update

Government Relations Legislative Update

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

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

State Budget Update

Walker Delivers State Budget
Governor Scott Walker delivered the Wisconsin State Budget Address in the Assembly chambers of the Capitol on Tuesday, March 1. For more information regarding the budget address, please use the following links:
The Department of Administration (DOA) also provides a series of helpful links, the following may be most useful:Next Steps for the Budget
Following the Governor's budget address, the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) briefly met and voted to approve the budget introduction.

The Legislative Fiscal Bureau will release an analysis of the bill, which typically takes two to three weeks. Following this release, the JFC will hold agency briefings, likely at the end of this month. The JFC's public hearings are currently expected to be held in April.

Please check back regularly for updates on the budget process.