Joint Finance Republicans rejected Gov. Tony Evers’ proposals to increase need-based grants for students at Wisconsin’s colleges, universities and tech schools, opting instead to keep funding at current levels.
The state provided $113.8 million in 2018-19 to students at the UW System, private colleges, the Wisconsin Technical College System and tribal colleges.
Evers proposed an increase in the grants for undergrads by 5 percent annually. The increase totalled nearly $17.3 million in general purpose revenue with another $73,000 in program revenue.
Dems used the proposal as a launching point to...