Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal includes many provisions that affect the University of Wisconsin–Madison, including:
· $89 million in new funding to the UW System to preserve and expand access and quality. This funding would come in the form of a “block grant” that provides flexibility in how the funding is used.
· $20 million in new funding for an Incentive Grant program for new initiatives that will boost the UW System’s workforce development efforts
· $3.75 million for the UW Carbone Cancer Center to support the creation of the Wisconsin Oncology Network of Imaging Excellence
· $3 million for School of Medicine and Public Health programs geared toward increasing the number of physicians practicing in rural areas and inner city areas of the state.
For further budget details, read the Budget in Brief.