On her blog Blank’s Slate, Chancellor Blank is sharing an update on the discussions around the state budget. She writes:
“While the proposed $300 million cut to the UW System is a tremendous challenge, thanks to your efforts, we believe we are having an impact on the budget debate.
“I’ve met recently with several members of the legislature and there appears to be an understanding that this budget cut is very large and a genuine interest in seeking ways to reduce the size of the cut.
“I want to thank legislators in both political parties for their openness to this discussion. We all recognize that the university must do its part to help during difficult fiscal times for the state, but no one wins if we disrupt the significant educational and economic benefits generated by the UW.”