COPY-UW president asks committee to reduce $300m cut
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross is asking the Legislature's budget committee to scale back Gov. Scott Walker's plan to cut $300 million from the system.
Cross told the Joint Finance Committee during a hearing on Tuesday that the cut is serious. He thanked committee members who have said they believe the cut is too deep.
He also implored the committee to adopt Walker's proposal to largely free the system from state oversight. He promised the system would remain public, saying the largest share of system funding would come from the state. But he said more freedom would speed up building projects and supply acquisition.
Five opponents of the cuts and oversight plan stood and marched around the hearing room yelling "no cuts." Police escorted them out.
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