Government Relations

Government Relations Legislative Update

Government Relations Legislative Update

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

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

State legislative update

New Higher Education Committee Chair Named

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) recently announced his appointment of Senator Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center) as chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, and Higher Education.  The committee was previously chaired by former Senator Dan Kapanke.

Senator Fitzgerald also appointed Senator Rich Zipperer (R-Pewaukee) to the Joint Committee on Finance to fill the seat previously held by former Senator Randy Hopper.

Assembly Colleges and Universities Committee to Meet on Thursday, September 8.

A number of bills relating to financial aid are among the proposals to be heard.  See the public hearing notice here.