Lawmakers nix Walker plan to eliminate higher ed board

MADISON - Lawmakers on the Legislature's budget-writing committee have killed Gov. Scott Walker's plan to eliminate a small state agency that approves and regulates for-profit colleges.

The Joint Finance Committee nixed the idea without debate on Thursday.

David Dies, director of the Educational Approval Board, told the Wisconsin State Journal on Friday (http://tinyurl.com/m5rhna6) that it's better for the state and people who attend the for-profit colleges to keep the board operational.

Full story: WJFW

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