State budget season got under way this month as Gov. Jim Doyle rolled out a proposed 2007–09 state budget that recognizes the importance of higher education and provides domestic partnership benefits for all state employees.
The university is beginning to address how it would handle what would be the largest budget cut in university history, proposed by Gov. Jim Doyle to lawmakers Feb. 18.
The federal budget President Bush handed to Congress this month raises higher education concerns over both student financial aid and research funding levels.
The UW System Board of Regents is asking for state funding for the 2005-07 biennium that will help its 26 campuses and UW-Extension begin to recover from the $250 million in state budget cuts they took in the 2003-05 biennium, while providing more access and services for students.
Tim Norris, a veteran campus budget analyst, has been named to succeed Larry Wold as director of the Budget Office. Wold is retiring after more than three decades on the Madison campus.
The following statement was issued today by UW–Madison Chancellor John Wiley in response to Governor Jim Doyle's budget message.
The governor has signed a budget repair bill addressing Wisconsin's $1 billion budget deficit with measures including some cuts to UW System funding.
University of Wisconsin–Madison Chancellor John Wiley issued a statement Friday, July 26, following the signing of a budget adjustment bill that fixes the state's budget shortfall for the current biennium:
The state Senate is expected to act on the budget adjustment bill by Friday, April 5.
Chancellor John Wiley appeared March 26 before the Senate Biennial Budget Committee, which held a public hearing on the state budget adjustment bill in Tripp Commons, Memorial Union. Here is his written statement.
State lawmakers will return to Madison this month to deal with the state's budget problems, and the effort could have a significant impact on the university.
UW System instructional and research funding, but not administration, will be exempt from another round of state budget cuts this week.