(Note: The following is a statement by Chancellor John Wiley on the conference committee’s version of the state budget.) “We would like…
UW System officials this week urged lawmakers to make full funding of the Madison Initiative a top priority in budget deliberations.
Gov. Scott McCallum's blueprint for the next state budget pares back the university's funding request, but officials are hopeful that lawmakers will recognize that full funding of the Madison Initiative is a long-term investment for both the university and state.
The UW System president explains a recent request for a budget increase as an important investment for the state economy.
For the second straight year, Congress has made a strong show of support for higher education by bolstering budgets for basic research, student financial aid and information technology.
Chancellor David Ward says the new state budget contains the best news for the university in at least a decade.
Five public hearings will be held this month on the 1997-99 state budget as the spending plan works its way through the Legislature.
UW-Madison officials are still sifting and winnowing through Gov. Tommy Thompson's 2,100-page budget for 1997-99, but their initial reaction is: Better than last time.
The biggest budget question for UW–Madison this biennium is faculty and academic staff pay raises -- but Gov. Tommy Thompson's proposed 1997-99 budget does not give an immediate answer.