Government Relations

Government Relations Legislative Update

Government Relations Legislative Update

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

Friday, April 15, 2011

State legislative update

State budget hearings

The Joint Finance Committee (JFC) concluded it public hearings on the 2011-13 state budget bill earlier this week. The JFC is expected to begin voting on the budget bill in the last week of April.

President Reilly's April 14th letter to the Legislature

Yesterday, UW System President Kevin Reilly sent this letter to Wisconsin legislators highlighting how UW System campuses are serving families from every Senate and Assembly district.

New Legislative Fiscal Bureau memos released

Earlier today, the Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) released the following memos related to the 2011-13 state budget bill:
  • Property Tax  Estimates Under Senate Bill 27 and Assembly Bill 40 See Memo
  • Sales Tax and Fee Modifications included in the Governor's 2011-13 Budget Recommendations. See Memo
  • Use of Certain Funds within the Governor's 2011-13 Budget Recommendations See Memo
  • 2011-13 and 2013-15 General Fund Budget  See Memo