WUWM News

Education
11:52 am
Fri January 30, 2015

UWS Faculty Upset over Walker Suggestion about Workload

Gov. Walker said several times, after calling for deep funding cuts in the UW System - in exchange for more autonomy, that faculty might need to work more.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Governor Walker Has Storied History of Slashing Public Education

Gov. Scott Walker this week proposed a huge cut to the UW System
Credit Eric Thayer/Getty Images

Gov. Scott Walker is again taking aim at public education.

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Education
1:47 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

UWM Chancellor "Deeply Disturbed" By Potential 13% State Budget Cut

Chancellor Mark Mone
Credit University of Wisconsin System

Chancellor Mark Mone says UWM has absorbed 12 years' worth of cuts and is operating as one of the leanest research universities in the country.

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Education
10:32 am
Thu January 29, 2015

UW System President Freezes Hiring, Pay Raises, Travel

UWM
Credit Adelie Freyja Annabel, Flickr

UW System President Ray Cross is ordering cost-saving moves, in light of Gov. Walker's plan to cut funding for the system by 13%, while freezing tuition.

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Environment
5:00 am
Thu January 29, 2015

State Legislators Explore What EPA Carbon Emission Rule Could Mean to Wisconsin

Clean Power Plan aims to wean states off of coal.
Credit S Bence

Next summer, the EPA is expected to roll out the final plan directing states to cut emissions from coal burning power plants. It is part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan.

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Politics & Government
5:38 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

GOP Lawmakers' Plan to Reduce Poverty in Milwaukee Includes Creating Right-to-Work Zones

Map of targeted zip codes in Senator Alberta Darling and Representative Dale Kooyenga's "New Opportunities for Milwaukee" plan.
Credit Legislative Technology Services Bureau

Republicans released a plan to boost economic opportunities in certain Milwaukee zip code areas, where unemployment exceeds ten percent.

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Education
1:35 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Wisconsin Would Not Be The First To Alter Its Relationship With Public Universities

UW-Madison's Bascom Hall
Credit Katie Harbath, Flickr

Across the U.S., public universities are seeking less input from state leaders, on how to spend money, build and teach.

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Politics & Government
5:26 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Republicans, Democrats React to Walker's Milwaukee Bucks Arena Plan

Interior view of the BMO Harris Bradley Center during a Milwaukee Bucks game.
Credit Mike McGinnis/Getty Images

After the governor delivers his budget address to legislators next week, the ball will be in their court.

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Politics & Government
4:14 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Walker Proposes 13% Funding Cut to UW System, in Exchange for Greater Autonomy

Credit Dave Reid, Flickr

Gov. Walker says he’s giving university leaders what they’ve wanted for years.

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Politics & Government
4:11 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Walker Recommends State Borrowing Plan for a New Milwaukee Bucks Arena

The Bradley Center no longer meets the Milwaukee Bucks' needs

In a highly anticipated announcement Tuesday, Gov. Walker proposed using a jock tax to help build a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks.

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