Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Walker’s Wisconsin Budget Has a National Message - MONICA DAVEY, NY Times

Gov. Scott Walker, a possible contender for the Republican presidential nomination, on Tuesday proposed a new spending plan for Wisconsin that relies on borrowing and spending cuts, including deep reductions to state universities, and steers clear of tax increases. Mr. Walker’s proposal calls for cutting about $300 million, or 13 percent, in state funds from the University of Wisconsin System, which includes 13 four-year universities and enrolls some 180,000 students. Mr. Walker’s plan would also take the unusual step of removing the university system from direct state control to a “quasi-governmental” authority that could act autonomously on issues of personnel, procurement, capital projects and tuition. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/04/us/politics/walkers-wisconsin-budget-has-a-national-message.html

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