Tag Archive for 2011-13 state budget

Flexibility Main Topic of Forum

More than 60 faculty, staff and students attended yesterday’s forum on the funding of public higher education. PROFS was pleased to welcome Chancellor Biddy Martin, Regent President Chuck Pruitt, and business leader Kathi Seifert and encouraged them to share their…

Reschovsky: State Budget Deficit to Top $3.1 Billion

UW-Madison economist Andrew Reschovsky has found that Wisconsin likely faces a larger biennial budget deficit than the oft-quoted $2.7 billion. While the state’s Legislative Fiscal Bureau determined the state would need about $2.5 billion to balance the 2011-13 budget, Reschovsky…

Graduate Education Funding Included in UW System Budget Proposal

The campaign to secure more funding for graduate education at UW-Madison won a major victory this week when the University of Wisconsin System included $5.4 million for graduate education in its proposed budget for the 2011-2013 biennium. The Decision Item…

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…