Government Relations

Government Relations Legislative Update

Government Relations Legislative Update

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

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Leadership Elections

New Leaders Elected in Assembly
Today Assembly Republicans elected Rep. Bill Kramer (R-Waukesha) as Majority Leader.  Kramer, who previously served as the Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore, succeeds former Majority Leader Rep. Scott Suder, who recently left the Legislature to accept a position with the Public Service Commission.  Rep. Tyler August (R-Lake Geneva) was elected as Speaker Pro Tempore.

Governor Calls for Special Election
Governor Walker has announced that a special election for the 69th Assembly District will be held on Nov. 19. A primary election, if needed, would be held on Oct. 22.  See Governor's announcement.