3-6-15 uw system budget

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Regents and chancellors in the University of Wisconsin System are vowing to fight back against Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget cuts.  The regents spent hours Thursday discussing how to respond to state lawmakers about Walker’s proposal to cut the system’s funding by $300 million in the next two years. The Republican governor also is proposing giving the system more autonomy — something its leaders have been seeking for years.  UW System President Ray Cross told his colleagues that the “vast majority” of legislators have acknowledged the cuts are too big and will work with system leaders to reduce them.  Chancellors from throughout the system said the cuts would mean job losses. UW-Milwaukee chancellor Mark Mone says his campus would lose 200 to 300 positions.

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