UW System State Relations provides legislative and political updates at the state level that could impact the University of Wisconsin System.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the rapidly changing information around the issue, the State Relations newsletter will be updated as important information comes in rather than doing the weekly e-mail on Mondays. Please continue to reach out to Jeff Buhrandt, Deej Lundgren, or David Specht-Boardman with any questions or concerns.


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State Relations

Jeff Buhrandt
Senior Director for State Relations

(608 262-1312 | jbuhrandt@uwsa.edu

Deej Lundgren
Director for State Relations

(608) 262-5450 | dlundgren@uwsa.edu

David Specht-Boardman
Government Relations Specialist

(608) 720-2098 | dspecht-boardman@uwsa.edu

Julie Jonuzi
Administrative Assistant to Sr. Director for State Relations

(608) 263-2571 | njonuzi@uwsa.edu

Week Recap

  • COVID-19 Interim Policy Resources

    April 6, 2020

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the statutory, regulatory, and policy landscape is rapidly changing to best ensure the health safety of students, employees, and […]

  • Board of Regents Recap

    April 6, 2020

    Due to the COVID-19 public health concerns, the UW System Board of Regents meeting originally scheduled to be held at Gordon Dining & Event Center, […]

Legislative Initiatives

The State Relations team closely monitors legislation that could impact the University of Wisconsin System and regularly shares that information with their colleagues at institutions throughout the System for review and comment. Each bill being tracked by the State Relations Team is sent to campuses and UW System administration staff for review. 

Track bills of interest to the University of Wisconsin System.

Bill Tracker Updated 05-18-20 pdf