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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.
A state budget that could inflict another $35 million in cuts to the University of Wisconsin System and requires non-union state workers to contribute 1.5 percent of their salary to their retirement accounts won approval in the Republican-run Legislature and now faces veto scrutiny by Democrat Gov. Jim Doyle.
UW-Madison recently announced up to one year of nonresident tuition remission for domestic partners and their dependents.