Regents Pass Resolutions
Published: March 9, 2015
Regents support resolution calling for reduced cuts, flexibilities, and dedicated funding stream for UW System
Thursday, March 5, 2015
MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents voted unanimously to support a resolution calling for the legislature to substantially reduce the proposed base funding cuts to the UW System recommended in the governor's budget.
The resolution further requested that the Legislature grant long-sought flexibilities to the UW System, including a dedicated funding stream for state-supported UW operations, as well as appropriate technical changes to the budget "to allow the System to more effectively and efficiently implement those flexibilities, manage its operations, and serve the students and taxpayers of Wisconsin."
After lengthy discussion, the Board asked the Legislature to grant flexibilities "either through an agreed-upon public authority or an appropriate amendment to State Statutes."