Government Relations

Government Relations Legislative Update

Government Relations Legislative Update

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

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

State Budget Bill Signed

Governor signs 2011-13 state budget

Sunday afternoon, Governor Walker signed the 2011-13 state budget into law at a bill signing ceremony in Green Bay.  The Governor issued 50 partial vetoes to the two-year $66.1-billion budget plan.  See Governor Walker's entire veto message here

Vetoes #17-21 are related to the UW System, and are found on pages 29-32 of the veto message.  The items partially vetoed include:
  • Approval for University of Wisconsin-Madison Employment Plans
  • Annual Reporting of Contractual Service Procurements
  • Joint Committee on Finance Authority to Postpone Telecommunications Services Prohibition
  • Review of Position Titles and Classifications
  • Technical Correction to "Academic Faculty"
A post-UW System budget summary will be available soon and posted on this blog.