Monthly Archives: August 2012

Voter ID Update

Last week, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen asked the state’s Supreme Court to review two lower courts’ rulings on the state’s voter identification laws. Parts of the laws were suspended earlier this spring as a result of two separate…

Legislative Update

A recap of PROFS’ recent activities: The Special Task Force on UW Restructuring and Operational Flexibilities concluded its work in June and released its recommendations in August. The committee heard from Professor Brad Barham, chair of the University Committee, at…

Board of Regents Approve Budget Request

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents met in Madison last week in a regularly scheduled two-day meeting. Audio and video from the meeting is available here.┬áThe Regents discussed UW System’s annual accountability reports and the 2013 biennial budget…

Two Views on UW Flexibility

Today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel offers two editorials about granting UW System increased management flexibilities. First, the Journal Sentinel’s editorial board argues that UW campuses deserve more autonomy and should be given more control over their finances and building projects: The…

State Corrections Budget Surpasses UW System Budget

Last week, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that for the first time the state’s corrections budget was larger than the state’s allocation to the University of Wisconsin System. In 2011, the state spent $2.25 billion on prisons and correctional facilities…

Thompson, Pocan Win Primaries

Capping off a contentious race, former Governor Tommy Thompson held off three challengers Tuesday to become the Republican nominee for United States Senate. He will face Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin in November. State Representative Mark Pocan handily beat State Representative Kelda…

Primary Election August 14

Wisconsin partisan primaries will be held next Tuesday, August 14. Polls are open statewide from 7 am to 8 pm. Absentee voting Voters in Wisconsin may vote by absentee ballot at at a municipal clerk’s office until 5 pm or…

Congressional Forum Tuesday, August 7

PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION: PROFS is cosponsoring a forum featuring candidates in Wisconsin’s Second Congressional District Democratic primary at 7 pm tomorrow (Tuesday, August 7) in Grainger Hall’s Plenary Room, 975 University Avenue. The University of Wisconsin-Madison and WISC-TV3 will…

August 7 Second Congressional District Candidate Forum

PROFS is cosponsoring a forum featuring candidates in Wisconsin’s Second Congressional District Democratic primary on August 7. Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-Madison) is leaving the House of Representatives to run for the United States Senate, leaving the seat open for the…