“Some of you run companies,” Chancellor Blank said to the Board of Regents. “You know that if you don’t invest as much as your competitors, you will fall behind.”
A memo released yesterday by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau estimates that general fund tax revenues will be $454.6 million higher over the next three years than previously projected.
The boost in the revenue projection is due to increased tax collections, departmental revenues and a decrease in spending, the memo says.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank has issued the following comment on Governor Scott Walker’s proposal to lower state resident undergraduate tuition throughout the UW System:
“Like Governor Walker, our goal is to make UW-Madison affordable and accessible to all Wisconsin students. It is our hope that the governor and legislature will not only fully fund the proposed tuition reduction but also provide additional investment in the UW System in line with the modest request made by the Board of Regents, which is critical if we are to continue providing an outstanding educational experience to our students.”
Governor Scott Walker will deliver the annual State of the State address at 3 p.m. today.
Watch the address live at WisconsinEye.
Members of UW–Madison’s boards of visitors serve as advisers to schools and colleges across campus. Recently, working with the Wisconsin Alumni Association, hundreds of these advisers signed this letter to the governor and state legislators in support of the UW. WAA also took out newspaper ads across the state.
Speaking to a group of local educators, UW-Madison alumni and supporters in Lake Delton, Chancellor Rebecca Blank said that cuts to the University of Wisconsin System budget are beginning to affect the quality of the institutions.
Read the full story at Wisconsin Dells Events.
Chancellor Rebecca Blank and Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education Marsha Mailick penned an editorial making the case for reinvestment in UW-Madison.
Read the op-ed here.