Government Relations

Government Relations Legislative Update

Government Relations Legislative Update

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

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

State Senate to Meet in Special Session Today

The Senate will meet in special session today to consider SB 1, relating to the state's individual income tax rate and providing property tax relief, and AB 2, relating to workforce training grants. For more information, please see the Senate Special Session floor calendar.


Senate Higher Ed Committee to Meet on Wednesday

The Senate Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges will be holding a public hearing on Wednesday, March 5. The Committee will hear testimony on the following bills: SB 578 and AB 729 both relating to classified research at UW System institutions.  For more information, please see the committee public hearing notice. The Committee will also be meeting in Executive Session to vote on SB 406, relating to changing the names of Wisconsin higher education grants and tuition grants to "Wisconsin grants."