The cornerstone of Evers’ budget plan for colleges and universities is a continuation of former Gov. Scott Walker’s tuition freeze for in-state undergraduate students across the University of Wisconsin System.
The former health insurance executive who led the creation of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s public health fund says the foundation has “strayed far from” the original intent of the endowment – the largest single gift in UW-Madison’s history.
The difficulty state auditors had in obtaining financial statements only drives home the importance of an external audit, approved in the most recent state budget, one lawmaker tells MacIver News Service.
Workforce levels are at historic highs. The percentage of people working is one of the best in the nation. And the unemployment rate is now down to 2.9 percent – the lowest in the history of the state.
We will focus on investing in student success, meeting Wisconsin’s workforce needs, removing barriers to work, driving economic success for our small businesses, improving our rural communities, reinvesting in Wisconsin’s families with a child tax credit, and stabilizing our healthcare system.