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UW budget cuts expected to be $250 millionSubmitted: 05/29/2015
MADISON - The Legislature's budget-writing committee plans to reduce Gov. Scott Walker's proposed $300 million cut to the University of Wisconsin System by $50 million.


The Joint Finance Committee planned to vote on the cut Friday.

The Republican-controlled panel does not plan to go along with Walker's plan to give UW more independence from state laws and oversight. That independence was designed to help UW deal with the budget cut.

The committee does plan to vote for continuing a tuition freeze for another two years, making it more difficult for UW to deal with the budget cut.

The 13 four-year and 13 two-year institutions in the UW System have been announcing lay-offs and other budget cuts to deal with a $300 million reduction.

Story By: Associated Press

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