Government Relations

Government Relations Legislative Update

Government Relations Legislative Update

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

Friday, February 7, 2014

Assembly Higher Ed Committee to Meet on Monday

The Assembly Colleges and Universities Committee will be holding a public hearing on Monday, Feb. 10.  The Committee will hear testimony on the following bills: AB 697 relating to the academic excellence higher education scholarships, AB 729 relating to classified research, and AB 498 ("Higher Ed Lower Debt" bill). For more details, please see the hearing notice.

The Committee is also meeting in executive session that day to vote on AB 432 regarding the purchase of food by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System. Please see the executive session notice here.


Both Houses to Meet Next Week

Both the Assembly and Senate are scheduled to meet in floor session on Tuesday, Feb. 11. For further details, please refer to the respective floor calendars:

Another Lawmaker Announces Departure
State Representative Fred Clark (D-Sauk City) announced today he will not be seeking reelection this fall. Clark has represented the 81st Assembly District since 2008. For more information, please see Rep. Clark's announcement.