Tag: Joint Finance Committee

Joint Finance Committee Meeting set for Wednesday, April 24

The Joint Finance Committee Meeting, a public hearing on the state budget, will be taking place on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. This is one of the four public hearings by the Legislature’s budget-writing Joint Finance Committee.

Wisconsin JFC approved plan for UW System Budget

On Thursday, May 26, the Wisconsin legislature’s Joint Finance Committee (JFC) approved freezing University of Wisconsin System resident tuition for another two years. The legislative package also authorized Regents to create an engineering school at UW-Green Bay. WBAY, Washington Times and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel had coverage.

UW System budget nears vote by Joint Finance

As of this writing, the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee continues to debate the governor’s proposal for a $300 million reduction in statewide UW System spending. Earlier today, members representing the Republican majority indicated they intend to reduce the overall cut to $250 million. UW System President Ray Cross issued a statement in response to that […]

Column by River Falls legislator praises UW’s economic role


Nice to see, FWIW: State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls), a member of the influential Joint Finance Committee now considering the state budget and its $300 million in cuts for the UW System, has released a guest column stressing the importance UW institutions play in growing Wisconsin’s economy and working with Wisconsin businesses.

April 15 ‘town hall’ meeting on budget has been cancelled


UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller shares word that what was to be the next gathering in the “town hall” series of budget updates — the session set for Wednesday, April 15 — has been cancelled. With the work of the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee proceeding more slowly than anticipated, and UW-Green Bay leadership and […]

Joint Finance announces public hearings

The Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee has announced four regional public hearings for later this month to take comments on Gov. Scott Walker’s 2015-17 budget proposal. The panel will meet March 18 at Brillion High School; March 20 at Alverno College in Milwaukee; March 23 at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County; and March 26 at Reedsburg […]

Cross to Joint Finance: Approve Authority and funding stream, reassess cuts


UW System President Ray Cross testified before the state Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance Tuesday, requesting that members approve the UW System Authority and a dedicated funding stream in Governor Scott Walker’s 2015-17 proposed budget while working with UW System and institutional leaders to reduce a proposed state funding cut. “This budget moves Wisconsin from […]