Government Relations

Government Relations Legislative Update

Government Relations Legislative Update

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

Thursday, October 6, 2011

State Legislative update

Senate Democratic Member Named to UW Task Force
Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller announced the appointment of Senator Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee) to the UW Task Force on Restructuring and Operational Flexibilities.  A press release regarding the appointment can be viewed here.

UW System and WTCS Testify in Support of SB 53
Yesterday, UW System and WTCS representatives appeared together before the Senate Veterans and Military Affairs Committee in support of SB 53, relating to WI GI Bill funding.  The bill, as as amended, would require state funding to cover the full cost of unreimbursed veterans tuition remissions provided by UW and WTCS institutions by 2016. 

Committee handouts distributed by the UW System can be found here. (7 pages total)