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Budget cuts proposed for UW systemSubmitted: 01/27/2015
MADISON - Governor Scott Walker wants to cut state funding for the University of Wisconsin System by 13 percent.

At the same time he thinks campuses should have more freedom.

Walker told The Associated Press he will be proposing that future funding to the UW system be a block grant funded by sales tax revenue.

It would be adjusted annually for inflation.

The Madison campus will remain a part of the system, but all 26 campuses will have more autonomy from the state.

Walker wants to include the plan as part of his two-year state budget proposal next week.

Walker is also calling for a two-year tuition freeze, while also cutting state funding by $300 million.

That would help solve a projected $2-billion budget shortfall.

(Copyright 2015 Associated Press - All Rights Reserved)


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