Government Relations

Government Relations Legislative Update

Government Relations Legislative Update

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

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

LFB Papers Released on Special Session Bills

Governor Scott Walker has called for a Special Session to consider legislation relating to general fund taxes, property taxes, and workforce development. For a summary of the January 2014 Special Session bills and related information, please see yesterday's Legislative Fiscal Bureau memo.

Long-time Legislators Decide Not to Seek Re-election
State Senator Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center) announced this week he would not run for re-election in 2014. Schultz was first elected to the legislature in 1982.  State Representative Garey Bies (R-Sister Bay) also recently announced he would not seek re-election in 2014. Bies was first elected to the legislature in 2000.