Monthly Archives: February 2011

Budget Address Tuesday at 4 pm

Governor Scott Walker will deliver his 2011-13 biennial budget address to a joint session of the legislature on Tuesday, March 1 at 4 pm in the Assembly chambers. Video of the address will be streamed live on WisconsinEye.

Regent and Legislative Update

Board of Regents The Board of Regents gathered today in a special meeting to discuss the possible separation of UW-Madison from UW System. The Regents learned earlier this month that Governor Scott Walker intends to transform UW-Madison into a public…

La Follette School Budget Forum Today

The policy and budgetary implications of Wisconsin’s budget repair bill will be explored at a La Follette School of Public Affairs forum today, Friday, February 25, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in 114 Van Hise Hall. Public affairs professors…

By which alone the truth can be found

In recent days, the intensity of debate on many fronts has been ratcheted up steadily, first with the protests at the Capitol and now with the disclosure that UW may split from System. We’re hearing from lots of people, and…

New Badger Partnership Documents Released

In advance of Friday’s Board of Regents meeting, the Chancellor’s office has released two documents related to the possible separation of UW-Madison from UW System. One document summarizes how UW-Madison would becomeĀ  public authority as part of Governor Scott Walker’s…

Law School Forum on Governor’s Budget Repair Bill

The Law School is sponsoring a forum to discuss Special Session Senate Bill 11, Governor Scott Walker’s budget repair bill. The forum will be held tomorrow (Wednesday, February 23) from 6 to 8 pm in Room 2260 of the Law…

Legislative Update

Budget Repair Bill The budget repair bill remains stalled in the Senate due to the absence of the 14 Democratic senators. The Senate is meeting today, but can only consider items without a financial implication. The Assembly is also in…

Reschovsky: Wisconsin Risks Losing Its Best Public Employees

Activities at the Capitol over the past week have captured the attention of the media around the world. Writing for CNN, PROFS Steering Committee member Andrew Reschovsky notes that Governor Walker’s plan could ultimately cause the best public sector employees…

Tuesday: March on the Capitol

To the University of Wisconsin community: The crisis in our state capitol and on our campus has steadily deepened in recent days. The consequences of the proposed budget repair bill have come into clearer focus, including the loss of bargaining…

A colleague’s perspective: Some thoughts on the current state of affairs in Wisconsin

The text below came in yesterday, unsolicited, from a young colleague on the faculty of our great University. Like many people, this person isĀ  thinking hard about what faculty can and should do under the present circumstances. We are publishing…