Loading

24°F

26°F

23°F

29°F

22°F

28°F

23°F

29°F

22°F

29°F

29°F

23°F
NEWS STORIES

State Budget Increases Funding to UW SystemSubmitted: 02/21/2013
Story By Lyndsey Stemm


WAUSAU - UW System schools learned they'll be getting $181 million more from the state over the next two years.

Governor Scott Walker plans to reverse spending cuts from the last biannual budget. It doesn't quite make up for the entire amount cut two years ago from the UW System. But local administrators say this budget is a huge step in the right direction.

The money will go to the 26 universities in the UW System. The goal is to train students for high-demand jobs.

The Dean of UW-Marathon County says this is an "education budget"

"It invests in the UW in several key areas. In particular job creation and workforce development. So it provides us with some resources specifically, in specific areas to enhance work in fields such as business, healthcare, science and engineering," says Dr. Keith Montgomery.

The state budget includes $20 million in incentive grants. Dr. Montgomery says that could help UWMC work more with four-year universities.

He also thinks the UW System will use the money to help keep tuition prices down.

Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS

WOOD COUNTY - A Pittsville high school senior died in a two car crash on Wednesday in Wood County.

18-year-old Kayla Ignatowski died at the scene.

It happened at 7:39 a.m. on County Highway A, between Hilltop Road and Sunset Road north of Pittsville.

Investigators believe Ignatowski's car crossed the centerline while going around a curve, hitting the other car head on.

+ Read More

RHINELANDER - Doctors diagnosed a Rhinelander man with lung cancer that spread to his brain last December.

Since then, the community has helped fundraise for medical bills.

Twenty-six-year-old Jonathan Ottman hasn't been able to work since he was diagnosed.

There have already been fundraisers done by Boy Scout Troop 672 and Sammy Jr's.

Friday there will be a zumba party at the Northwoods Banquet Center.

+ Read More

RHINELANDER - The Rhinelander Area Food Pantry uses creative ways to get food donations. One of their fundraisers, CANtastic, just finished up for the year.

Nine teams used more than 4,300 cans to build replicas of historic buildings. Then, more than 700 people used cans to vote for their favorite structure.

+ Read More

RHINELANDER - Some metal prices seem to be trending downward in 2015, which means you'll receive less money the next time you try to recycle them.

+ Read More

LANGLADE COUNTY - The race for circuit court judge in Langlade County could be a close one. Both candidates running for the position have been active in Langlade County courtrooms for many years.

Current District Attorney Ralph Uttke is one of the candidates. He has 32 years of experience in law and has been the district attorney in Langlade County for more than 24 years.

+ Read More

SEYNE-LES-ALPES, FRANCE - A newspaper is reporting that the voice recorder indicates that one of the pilots was locked out of the cockpit before a Germanwings jetliner plummeted into a remote Alpine mountainside.

+ Read More

Play Video

MARATHON COUNTY - Everest Metro Police arrested a man accused of child abuse Tuesday. Twenty-two-year-old Christopher Kolden is currently in Marathon County Jail.

Police were involved on March 17th when a 16-month-old child was brought to St. Clare's Hospital in Weston with significant burns from hot water.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: 




Click Here