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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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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 […]