Cross to Joint Finance: Approve Authority and funding stream, reassess cuts

UW System President Ray Cross testified before the state Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance Tuesday, requesting that members approve the UW System Authority and a dedicated funding stream in Governor Scott Walker’s 2015-17 proposed budget while working with UW System and institutional leaders to reduce a proposed state funding cut. “This budget moves Wisconsin from one of the top-four most regulated states in higher education to one that is more autonomous but no less accountable to the public,” Cross testified. Read remarks by the two UW System spokesmen — Cross and UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt.