Government Relations

Government Relations Legislative Update

Government Relations Legislative Update

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

Friday, January 20, 2012

Higher Education Committee Hears WiscNet Legislation and Schedules Vote

Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Higher Education held a public hearing on SB 375 .  This legislation would delay by one year the prohibition of UW System from being a member of WiscNet.  UW Colleges & Extension Chancellor Ray Cross testified in support of the bill on behalf of the UW System.

The Committee is scheduled to vote on the legislation at its next meeting on Monday, January 23.  See Committee notice here.

See the Wisconsin Eye coverage of Chancellor Cross's testimony here. (8 min.)
The complete Wisconsin Eye coverage of the hearing can be found here. (2 hr. 45 min.)