JFC Agency Briefings - Thursday

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PSC

  • The Chairman of the PSC discussed the Governor’s plan to expand broadband service to rural areas that currently do not have access to high speed internet.
  • Committee members also discussed the Governor’s proposed elimination of the Stray Voltage Program, which helps farmers protect their animals from any stray voltage which may be on their property.

 

DNR

 

WTCS

  • The President of the Tech Colleges discussed the Governor’s plans to increase funding to tech colleges, increase Wisconsin Grants to students, and expand credit transfer between the tech college system and the UW System.
  • At the same time, the president asked committee members to make several changes to the Governor’s budget.
    • Eliminate the proposed changes to the outcomes-based funding formula.
    • Eliminate the tech college tuition freeze.

 

UW System

 

DPI

 

Also testifying late Thursday night was the DWD, the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Labor and Industry Review Board.