Monthly Archives: June 2013

PROFS Asks Governor Walker to Veto Center for Investigative Journalism Provision

PROFS formally requested (see below) that Governor Scott Walker veto a budget provision that would force the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism off campus and forbid faculty from working with the center, a serious breach of academic freedom. The governor…

PROFS Offers Testimony to JCOER; Committee Approves Raises

PROFS offered written testimony in support of a proposed pay plan at today’s Joint Committee on Employment Relations meeting. PROFS president Bill Tracy: “(I)t is time to start addressing the serious pay gaps that exist for faculty and other employees.…

One Percent Pay Raise for State Employees

The Office of State Employment Relations is recommending that state employees, including faculty at UW-Madison, receive a one-percent pay increase in each of the next two years. This will be the first pay raise for faculty since 2008. The recommendation…

WISCAPE to Sponsor Forum on Tuition Freeze

WISCAPE, the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education, is sponsoring a public forum on the proposed two-year tuition freeze for UW System campuses. Governor Scott Walker proposed the freeze after UW System was found to have almost $650…

Senate to Take Up Budget Today

The Wisconsin Senate will take up AB 40, the 2013-15 biennial budget proposal today, Thursday, June 20. Livestream coverage is available on WisconsinEye. In a surprise move yesterday, Assembly Democrats chose not to offer any of the more than 200…

Assembly Passes Technical Amendment to Budget; No Change for Center for Investigative Journalism

The Wisconsin Assembly voted 59-36 to approve a technical amendment to AB 40, the 2013-15 biennial budget proposal. The amendment did not change a Joint Finance Committee provision that would force the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism off campus. UW-Madison…

Assembly to Take Up Budget Tomorrow

The Assembly will take up the 2013-15 biennial budget proposal (AB 40) at 11 am tomorrow, Tuesday, June 18. The bill was passed by the Joint Finance Committee and referred to the Assembly on June 5. Republican leaders in the…

Governor Walker Withdraws Student Regent Nomination

Governor Scott Walker withdrew his nomination of Joshua Inglett, a UW-Platteville student, to the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents today. Walker had announced three nominees, including Inglett on Monday. Tom Evenson, the governor’s spokesman, did not comment on the…