Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The proposed Wisconsin state budget - Todd Richmond and Scott Bauer, Associated Press

The two-year state budget the Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee approved early Friday morning on a 12-4 party-line vote heads to the Legislature next week. Once passed by the Legislature, it will go to Gov. Scott Walker, who can sign it or veto items he opposes. The Legislature has the option to override Walker's vetoes, or those items could be removed from the budget. The university system's budget would be cut by $250 million, it would be easier to fire tenured faculty, and faculty would have less of a role in making decisions under a weakening of the shared governance principle that national higher education experts say would make Wisconsin unique. In-state tuition would be frozen over the next two years. The state will continue to look out for students attending for-profit colleges. The budget committee rejected plans to eliminate the Educational Approval Board, a 71-year-old state body that regulates for-profit institutions. http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2015/07/03/how-proposed-wisconsin-state-budget-affects-you/29659863/

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