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. 

Live, from Waukesha: The Board of Regents

The April meeting of the UW System Board of Regents, hosted by UW Colleges and UW-Extension, will be webcast this week from the two-year campus at UW-Waukesha. Live video streaming is scheduled at these times:
· Thursday, April 9, 1:15 p.m. – 4 p.m.
· Friday, April 10, 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon
A link to the webcast will be on the UW System homepage. (Please note: We’ll try to pin down a precise time for presentation of the UW System teaching awards, and share that as it becomes available.)

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 High School. Rep. John Nygren, a Marinette Republican who serves as the committee’s co-chairman, said the hearings will generally run from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Also online: Audio from Monday’s budget forum

Our written recap of the Feb. 9 town hall meeting on the budget was pretty thorough, if we do say so ourselves. But, if you want to take a listen (or re-listen) to the actual audio from the nearly two-hour session, it’s now online. The recordings are presented in two parts: Chancellor Gary L. Miller’s opening statement, and the nearly 90 minutes of Q&A.

Attention, People of the University… City wants your ideas for University Avenue

Planners for the city of Green Bay are extending an invitation to any and all interested students, staff and faculty at UW-Green Bay to take part in a public meeting soliciting ideas for the future of University Avenue. The open session takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Nicolet Elementary School. (The school borders University and Irwin but has an address of 1309 Elm Street.  Enter through Door No. 4.) If you can’t make the meeting, you can participate online. Visit to take an online survey, answer one of the “open questions”, or just browse around and review new announcements and project updates.