Monthly Archives: July 2010

A move to end furloughs and restore raises

This piece by AP reporter Ryan Foley details efforts by the University of Wisconsin System to end state-mandated furloughs for non-represented University of Wisconsin employees and to restore the 2% pay raises for faculty and academic staff eliminated from the…

Court Rules Against State’s Transfer of Funds

Earlier this week, the Wisconsin State Supreme Court ruled that the 2007 raid of the state’s medical malpractice fund was illegal. Governor Doyle and the Legislature approved the $200 million transfer of funds from the Injured Patients and Families Compensation…

State Faces Possible $2.5 Billion Structural Deficit

Last week, the Legislative Fiscal Bureau released a memo to all legislators detailing a potential $2.5 billion structural deficit for the next Legislature. The memo relies on current fiscal parameters and the deficit could change with revenue growth or program…

The Capital Times: Chancellor Martin at 2 Years

Last week, Paul Fanlund of The Capital Times offered an in-depth analysis of Chancellor Biddy Martin’s first two years at UW-Madison. Fanlund found Martin to be an optimistic and enthusiastic leader who remains exceedingly careful and disciplined. Her approach to…

Legislative Special Committee Appointments

Many thanks to the following faculty members who have generously agreed to serve on legislative special committees: Jeff Patterson, Family Medicine; Special Committee on Health Care Access Roberta Riportella, Consumer Science; Special Committee on Health Care Access Sara Goldrick-Rab, Educational…