Elmbrook School District faces $1.5 million budget shortfall thanks to Gov. Walker’s budget

According to a report in BrookfieldNOW, the Elmbrook School District in Waukesha County faces a $1.5 million budget shortfall for the 2015-16 school year thanks to cuts in state aid in Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed biennial budget. During annual calculations to prepare its 2015-16 school year budget, the Elmbrook School District anticipated a $75 increase […]

When Almost $300 Million Is A Lot Of Money But $300 Million Isn’t.

JUST SAYIN’!

Governor Walker is facing a $283 deficit in the current budget that has to be satisfied before the end of June 2015. As we have all read here and in the other media, one of the sleight of hand tricks up every governor’s sleeve is deferring paying principal on state government debt and […]

Did State Sen. Tom Tiffany discuss pending legislation with anyone on the WI Supreme Court?

During a session of the State Senate on January 20, 2015, Democratic State Sen. Jon Erpenbach and Republican State Sen. Tom Tiffany had an exchange (Which can be seen on WisEye.org) in which Sen.Tiffany avoids answering a direct question as to whether or not he had discussed with any member of the Supreme Court of […]

Hey Kids! We Could Open A Thrift Shop And Save Our University!

The headline is just a pure piece of snark…but there actually is a thrift shop at Oregon State University that raises money to help students!

Proceeds from the Folk Club and the store have paid for scholarships for OSU students since 1931. More than 700 students have received more than $1 million, and more than […]

Where Are Barrett and Abele on the UWM Budget Cuts?

If you are reading this blog I highly doubt that you are unfamiliar with Governor Walker’s intention to cut state support to the University of Wisconsin System by $300 million over the next biennial budget.

Most of the articles talking about the ‘trickle down’ to the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee expect the local university to […]

Governor Walker Already Reneges On UW Budget Proposal

As part of Governor Walker’s budget proposal to reduce state support of the University of Wisconsin System by $300 million, the university is supposed to gain additional flexibility in operations and the expiration of the tuition freeze in 2017.

Under Walker’s proposal this year, the Legislature would have no ability to stop the university from […]

UW System: Shut Her Down Redux

Recently I posted a suggestion on how the University of Wisconsin system can make up for the $300 million cuts to their support from the State of Wisconsin as proposed by Governor Scott Walker. With a little bit of snark and a bit of sarcasm I have suggested that the University System close some marginal […]

Sen. Kathleen Vinehout: Gov’s Higher Education Budget Cuts Bad for Wisconsin’s Future

Here’s Democratic State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout’s latest newsletter discussing Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed $300 million evisceration of the UW System’d budget. “I love college, Mom,” my son told me. “There is nowhere else I can hear a conversation in a different language every day.”

My son got me thinking about the challenges our students face […]

WPR report: Scott Walker’s attempt to eliminate Wisconsin Idea was no “drafting error”

Yesterday I wrote about a provision in Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed 2015-17 Executive Budget that would strike “the search for truth” and the Wisconsin Idea from the university’s mission. After Gov. Walker’s intent to remove the Wisconsin Idea from the UW System’s mission statement became public, backlash was swift and hostile, at which point Gov. […]

University of Phoenix Secures Naming Rights to UW System

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After successfully hosting Super Bowl XLIX (or whatever) at University of Phoenix Stadium and smelling blood in the water, the University of Phoenix today bought the naming rights to the University of Wisconsin system […]

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