Government Relations

Government Relations Legislative Update

Government Relations Legislative Update

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

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Recent Legislative Council Study Committee Meetings

The Special Committee on Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect, chaired by Senator Alberta Darling, held its first meeting on July 12. The meeting included presentations from a number of state agencies including the UW System. Elizabeth Dionne, director of UW System's Office of Operations Review and Audit and Jessica Tormey representing State Relations, testified before the panel. The focus of their presentation was the June 2012 report to the Regents: Review of Policies Related to the Reporting of Crimes Against Children.  View Wisconsin Eye video coverage of the UW System presentation (approx. 38 min.) or the entire committee hearing (4 hrs. 31 min.).

The Special Committee on Improving Educational Opportunities in High School, chaired by Senator Luther Olsen, held its first meeting on July 16. The committee heard from a number of invited speakers including representatives from business, workforce development, and the Governor's office.  View Wisconsin Eye coverage of the entire committee hearing (4 hrs. 33 min).