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A state budget providing additional student financial aid, university budget reductions and significant new initiatives at UW–Madison was presented to the Legislature last week by Gov. Jim Doyle.
Although a provision authorizing domestic partner benefits wasn’t included in last year’s final state budget, campus efforts to move the issue forward continue unabated.
A boost in pay for UW System faculty and academic staff was given the go-ahead by state lawmakers last week.
Proposed cuts to the University of Wisconsin budget will compromise quality, make it more difficult to retain top faculty and hurt Wisconsin's economy, Chancellor John D. Wiley says.
University of Wisconsin–Madison Chancellor John D. Wiley comments on the major cuts proposed in the state Assembly budget, calling it "an assault on higher education."
UW–Madison continues to actively pursue the ability to offer domestic partner health insurance benefits to its faculty and staff.
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 facts about domestic partner benefits at UW–Madison
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.