Government Relations

Government Relations Legislative Update

Government Relations Legislative Update

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

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

State Legislative activities

Joint Finance Committee (JFC) takes up agency requests

On Tuesday, July 19, at its regular quarterly meeting, the JFC considered 8 agency requests. Among those approved was UW System's request to expend committed federal funds related to the Building Community Capacity through Broadband (BCCB) grant awarded to the UW-Extension. The UW request was approved unanimously.  See the full agenda here

Assembly and Senate meet in Extraordinary session.

The State Senate met yesterday in extraordinary session and approved several bills including redistricting legislation and an extension of unemployment compensation benefits. See the Senate calendar here.  The Assembly is meeting in extraordinary session today take up those measures and others.  See the Assembly calendar here.