Governor’s budget designed to help the university ‘bounce back’

Calling higher education an economic driver for Wisconsin, Governor Tony Evers proposed a major reinvestment in the University of Wisconsin System.

Evers unveiled his proposed 2021-23 biennial state budget on Tuesday evening, recommending an additional $191 million in funding for the UW System. Breaking a decades-long trend, the budget calls for spending more on colleges than prisons.

Media coverage of Joint Finance action

Associated Press: Panel votes to cut UW budget by $250 million, eliminate tenure Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: GOP plan reduces cuts to UW System funding WISC-TV, Madison: UW budget cuts reduced, tenure eliminated from law Wisconsin …