Sunday, March 15, 2015

Republicans demand assurances of no UWisconsin tuition surge - Associated Press

Republicans on the Legislature's finance committee demanded assurances Tuesday from University of Wisconsin System officials that they won't dramatically increase tuition if they're uncoupled from state oversight under Gov. Scott Walker's budget plan. Walker's budget proposal would cut $300 million from the system over the next two years and keep a current tuition freeze in place over that period. In exchange, the governor would free the system from state oversight and give its leaders the autonomy they've been seeking for years. Future state funding would come through a block grant fueled by sales tax revenue, with annual increases tied to inflation. Right now, state aid for the system comes from a combination of different taxes.

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