Government Relations

Government Relations Legislative Update

Government Relations Legislative Update

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

Friday, February 17, 2012

Joint Committee Hearings Held on Budget Lapse and Educational Reform Package

The Joint Finance Committee met on Wednesday, February 15  to consider a Department of Administration (DOA) budget lapse plan for the 2011-12 fiscal year. The Committee approved the DOA recommendation on a 12-4 vote.  Click here to see Wisconsin Eye coverage of the lapse meeting. (1 hr. 24 min.)

Earlier that day, a Joint public hearing of the Assembly and Senate Education Committees was held on SB 461, the governor's educational reform bill. A panel of UW System representatives testified at the hearing regarding provisions relating to teacher preparation. 

Click here to see the testimony from UW System panel. (50 min.)
Full coverage of the hearing may be found at this link. (7 hr. 10 min.)