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State Relations Update (May 21)

May 21, 2009

The Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance announced today (May 21) that they will be taking up the remaining items in the governor’s 2009-11 state budget in meetings Friday and Saturday.

Statement from Chancellor Biddy Martin on state budget impacts

May 14, 2009

Wisconsin’s budget crisis has deepened and our campus community must now share in more of the sacrifices required by a recessionary economy and the state’s…

State building commission OKs new Union building project

February 25, 2009

The State Building Commission has unanimously approved plans for the new south campus union.

State budget increases financial aid

February 25, 2009

A state budget providing additional student financial aid, university budget reductions and significant new initiatives at UW–Madison was presented to the Legislature last week by Gov. Jim Doyle.

Efforts to secure domestic partner benefits continue

January 30, 2008

Although a provision authorizing domestic partner benefits wasn’t included in last year’s final state budget, campus efforts to move the issue forward continue unabated.

State approves new employee pay plan

December 5, 2007

A boost in pay for UW System faculty and academic staff was given the go-ahead by state lawmakers last week.

Budget proposals may mean ‘lost opportunities’ for UW

August 22, 2007

Proposed cuts to the University of Wisconsin budget will compromise quality, make it more difficult to retain top faculty and hurt Wisconsin's economy, Chancellor John D. Wiley says.

Chancellor John D. Wiley’s statement on proposed Assembly budget

July 10, 2007

University of Wisconsin–Madison Chancellor John D. Wiley comments on the major cuts proposed in the state Assembly budget, calling it "an assault on higher education."

University offers domestic partner benefit update

May 9, 2007

UW–Madison continues to actively pursue the ability to offer domestic partner health insurance benefits to its faculty and staff.

Doyle vows to keep tuition down in new budget

February 27, 2007

State budget season got under way this month as Gov. Jim Doyle rolled out a proposed 2007–09 state budget that recognizes the importance of higher education and provides domestic partnership benefits for all state employees.

Employee Matters

February 14, 2007

The facts about domestic partner benefits at UW–Madison