JFC cuts in half Evers funding increase for UW System

Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee voted Tuesday to add another two years to the freeze on tuition for in-state undergraduates at the UW System.
But they nixed Gov. Tony Evers’ plan to backfill that lost tuition revenue with an additional $50.4 million in state aid.
Overall, the GOP motion -- approved 12-4 along party lines -- would provide $69.7 million less in state aid that the $126.6 million the guv had proposed. Republicans also want to require the university to come back to the committee with a plan on how it would spend the bulk of the money Republicans want to allocate to UW be...

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