Panel votes to cut University of Wisconsin budget by $250 million

MADISON - The Legislature's budget-writing committee has voted to cut the University of Wisconsin System budget by $250 million, eliminate tenure in state law, limit shared governance provisions and give UW more lexibility to save money.

The Joint Finance Committee voted to approve the changes Friday with all Republicans in support and Democrats against. The budget must pass the Senate and Assembly and be signed by Gov. Scott Walker before taking effect.

Walker had proposed a $300 million cut but the committee lowered it by $50 million.

Full story: WJFW

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