Government Relations

Government Relations Legislative Update

Government Relations Legislative Update

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

Monday, April 9, 2012

Upcoming UW Task Force Meeting

The UW Task Force will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, April 11. Members of the Task Force will discuss operational flexibilities related to capital budget and planning and procurement.  The Task Force will also discuss governing and advisory boards. Click here to see the agenda and links to supplemental meeting materials.

Senate Bill 184 Signed by Governor

Last week, Governor Walker signed Senate Bill 184 into law, pushing the reporting deadline for the UW Task Force from January 1, 2012 to July 31, 2012. The law also gives the Task Force the ability to delay its report until August 31, 2012.

Recall Election Dates Established

The Government Accountability Board (GAB) recently set the dates for upcoming recall elections. The primary election, if necessary, will be held on May 8 with the general election on June 5. The governor, lieutenant governor, and four state senators face recall elections.  For more information about the upcoming recall elections, please visit the GAB website.

Other Legislative News

Rep. Mark Radcliffe
(D-Black River Falls) announced last week that he will not seek re-election to the State Assembly. Radcliffe has served four years representing the 92nd Assembly District.