After absorbing bruising cuts in Gov. Scott Walker's first biennial budget, university and technical college officials said they're satisfied with the 2013-15 budget Walker unveiled Wednesday, which modestly increases higher education funding overall and rewards efforts already begun to offer flexible degree programs to working adults and tie some funding to courses and programs that boost employment and economic development.
"Gov. Walker recognizes and appreciates the role that UW institutions play in boosting our state's economy," said UW System President Kevin Reilly in a statement.
Key provisions of proposed funding for the University of Wisconsin System include:
An overall increase of $181 million, the third highest boost behind health services and K-12 schools.
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