Joint Finance Committee hearing hosted at UW-Green Bay on Wednesday (April 24) to cover multiple local issues

The Joint Finance Committee hearing at UW-Green Bay on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 in the Phoenix Rooms from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. will explore several local issues. As Fox 11 points out, “The Joint Finance Committee will be in Green Bay next week to hear community concerns, and the prison is a big one.” A letter to the editor to the Door County Pulse called for citizens to voice their support for the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program, which enables protection of sensitive lands and funding outdoor recreation opportunities, at the Joint Finance Committee hearing. 

Board of Regents plans hearings on administrative code changes

The UW System Board of Regents is planning a public hearing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, at the Gordon Dining and Event Center (in the second floor’s Overture Room), 770 W. Dayton Street, Madison. The topic is a move to amend Chapters UWS 4, 7, 11, Wis. Admin. Code, relating to dismissal proceedings for faculty and academic staff in instances of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking, and to amend Chapter UWS 17, Wis. Admin. Code, relating to disciplinary proceedings for students in instances of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking. The Board of Regents will accept written comments until Nov. 2, online. The rules are available for review.

Assembly committee considers rehired retiree legislation

Officials and citizens representing a broad variety of interests testified Thursday (Nov. 17) before a state Assembly panel that is considering two bills on the widespread practice of rehiring retirees. The Assembly Committee on Insurance heard several hours of testimony on the proposals, both of which would require state retirees working halftime or more “abate” — not collect their state pension — until they are done working entirely. Current policy allows retirees to earn a salary and draw a pension at the same time. The UW System, K-12 education, municipal government, technical colleges and law enforcement were among the state entities offering testimony at the hearing Thursday. Full story.