Monthly Archives: May 2013

Joint Finance Committee Votes to Reduce Number of Hours Faculty Can Work as Rehired Annuitants

The Joint Finance Committee voted today to modify a previously-approved proposal that limits how much a rehired annuitant can work post-retirement. The committee approved a measure that would limit the number of hours faculty and academic staff can work as…

Joint Finance Committee to Meet Wednesday and Thursday

The Joint Finance Committee will meet today and tomorrow to vote on motions relating to Governor Scott Walker’s 2013-15 biennial budget proposal. Budget papers for Wednesday are here and Thursday’s papers are here. The expansion of public school vouchers and…

Finance Committee Compromises on Rehired Annuitants

Members of the Joint Finance Committee voted along party lines today to make it more difficult to return to state employment as an annuitant in the Wisconsin Retirement System. The committee voted 12-4 to increase the separation period between retirement…

Joint Finance Committee to Discuss Rehired Annuitants

The Joint Finance Committee will meet Tuesday, May 21 to discuss the Departments of Employee Trust Funds, Children and Families, and Public Instruction; the Office of State Employment Relations; the State Building Commission; and the Public Finance Authority. Budget papers…

Walker: Tuition Freeze & Lapse Reinstatement for UW System

Governor Scott Walker announced his revised budget recommendation for UW System yesterday in a letter to the co-chairs of the Joint Finance Committee. The letter, from Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch, does not mince words: “. . . UW…