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Walker wants UW tuition freeze

Governor Walker signs a bill diversifying the UW Board of Regents.
Governor Walker signs a bill diversifying the UW Board of Regents.

MADISON (WRN)  The governor has trimmed the sails on the UW’s budget. News that the University of Wisconsin System has accumulated a budget surplus of some $650 million created a furor among Republican legislators, and now the administration of GOP Governor Scott Walker has responded with a revised budget proposal for the UW, which had originally stood to receive a 181 million dollar increase.

That increase will now be scaled back to $94.3 million. Walker also wants a two freeze in tuition. UW System President Kevin Reilly had proposed tuition increases of two percent each of the next two years. Reilly said in a statement released Wednesday night that the freeze will send the right message to UW students and their families.

Walker also wants to rescind some $28 million for economic development at the UW, directing the university to use its own budget reserves to pay for various projects.

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