GOP lawmakers release UW merit aid bill

High-achieving Wisconsin students would get $5,000 scholarships each year to attend UW System schools under a new bill two GOP lawmakers laid out today.
The bill, which has UW System President Ray Cross’ support, would pay for those scholarships by selling off the remaining lands held by the state’s oldest agency — the Board of Commissioner of Public Lands — to the Department of Natural Resources.
Cross said at a Capitol news conference today it’s a “really creative” approach to setting up scholarships that would help ensure high-performing high school students stay in Wisconsin, instead of he...

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