Government Relations

Government Relations Legislative Update

Government Relations Legislative Update

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

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Update of recent and upcoming legislative activities

Floor session on 2nd budget adjustment bill today
Both the Assembly and Senate will be in session today to consider a second budget repair bill relating to the refinancing of state bonds.  See today's session calenders:  Senate Calendar  Assembly Calendar

Posters in the Rotunda tomorrow
The UW System's 8th annual 2011 Posters In the Rotunda: A Celebration of Undergraduate Research will take place at the State capitol tomorrow, Wednesday, April 6th.

Agency budget briefings conclude tomorrow
The Joint Finance Committee (JFC) will be concluding its agency budget briefings this week. UW System President Kevin Reilly and UW-Parkside Chancellor Deborah Ford presented, and Chancellors Wells (Oshkosh), Telfer (Whitewater), Lovell (Milwaukee), Martin (Madison), Patterson (Stevens Point), Cross (Colleges/Extension) and Sorensen (Stout) made themselves available to answer questions before the JFC on March 31st.  See President Reilly's testimony here.

Statewide public hearings on the budget begin Thursday
The first JFC committee will be held on Thursday, April 7th at UW-Stevens Point. The location of the April 8th public hearing has now been changed to UW-Superior. The location for the April 8th hearing had originally been Minong, Wisconsin.

See this week's schedule of Joint Finance public hearings.