MadREP passes resolution opposing System budget cuts

The Madison Region Economic Partnership, the economic development agency for the eight-county region surrounding the state Capitol, has passed a resolution calling for a reduction in the level of cuts proposed to the UW System in the 2015-17 state budget.

“Though the MadREP Board of Directors rarely weighs in on legislative matters, we determined that the threat facing the UW System by these proposed funding cuts is so profound that such an action is warranted,” says Bill White, Chairman of the MadREP Board of Directors. “The University of Wisconsin is a dynamic economic engine that represents one of the region and state’s most important competitive advantages for its role educating our workforce, performing world-class research, and creating new jobs and companies.”

See MadREP’s press release here.