University of Wisconsin Category Archive

  • Take It to the Bank: Gov. Walker’s Budget Plan Will Explode Student Loan Debt In Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s recently-unveiled higher education budget plans will only exacerbate the burgeoning student loan debt crisis.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/30/2015
  • Walker Proposed $300 Million Cut to UW System in His 2015 Budget.

    `State lawmakers responded mostly along party lines to Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to cut funding to the University of Wisconsin System by 13 percent over the next two years. The Associated Press...

    Capital Times, 01/28/2015
  • Gov. Walker Proposes Big Cuts to University of Wisconsin System, Big Tuition Hikes for Wisconsin Students and Big Payday for Milwaukee Bucks

    Gov. Scott Walker today announced he is calling for $300 million in budget cuts to the University of Wisconsin System and allowing unlimited tuition hikes beginning in 2017.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/27/2015
  • Walker Discusses UW Affordability at UW-Eau Claire Visit

    One Wisconsin Now is blasting Walker because he hiked tuition, flat-lined financial aid, and let legislation that would have helped current student borrowers refinance their loans die.

    WEAU-TV, 09/10/2014
  • Walker Cut UW Tuition and Student Loan Debt

    One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross, who has become a national leader on student loan debt issues, decried Walker’s “stunning lack of leadership.” “Wisconsin’s student loan debtors had a pathway to...

    Capital Times, 06/11/2014
  • Walker’s Choice: Millionaires or the Middle Class

    As Gov. Scott Walker ponders his vetoes to the 2013 state budget, a $30 million tax break with no income limits, worth up to $10,000, for parents already sending their children to private schools should be on the list.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/25/2013
  • #WalkerAt20: Walker’s Education Agenda a Formula for Failure

    MADISON, Wis. — In his twenty years in office, Scott Walker has amassed a truly astounding record of failure. To commemorate the looming anniversary of his first election to office, One Wisconsin...

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/17/2013
  • One Wisconsin Institute Briefs Legislators on Trillion-Dollar Student Loan Debt Crisis

    One Wisconsin Institute briefed state legislators on the dramatic, negative impact of the trillion-dollar student loan debt crisis on Wisconsin's economy.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 04/24/2013
  • Federal Reserve Bank of New York Confirms One Wisconsin Institute Findings on Trillion Dollar Student Loan Debt Crisis

    A new report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York paints a grim picture of the growing trillion dollar student loan debt crisis.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 02/28/2013
  • Gov. Walker’s Nearly $68 Billion Budget Allocates $0.0 For Direct Relief From Trillion Dollar Student Loan Debt Crisis

    Gov. Walker larders special interests with sweetheart deals and doles out millions in tax breaks for the wealthiest Wisconsinites.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/26/2013
  • Walker’s 2013-15 Budget Failed to Invest in Higher Education

    The budget: Flatlined funding in student financial aid, even though tens of thousands of eligible students have been denied aid due to lack of funding Cut the UW System’s budget by $66...

    2013 Assembly Bill 40, 01/01/2013
  • Congratulations Graduates! Welcome to the Trillion Dollar Student Loan Debt Crisis

    One Wisconsin Institute has found that those graduating with student loan debt face an average monthly payments of $388 for the next 18 to 22 years.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 12/09/2012
  • Commission Recommends Increase in State College Aid

    Citing swelling numbers of Wisconsin college students who are eligible for state aid, but denied because of limited state funding, the University of Wisconsin System, the state association for independent colleges, the...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12/03/2012
  • Scott Walker’s Rhetoric Versus Reality

    MADISON, Wis. — Governor Scott Walker failed to tackle Wisconsin’s jobs crisis – posting six straight months of job losses here while nationally jobs are being added – and is now poised...

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/24/2012
  • UW System Responds to Additional Budget Cuts

    Reilly sent a letter to the DOA on Dec. 14 outlining how the UW System plans to deal with a budget lapse – or additional reduction in state aid – of at...

    Capital Times, 12/21/2011
  • Walker Allowed University of Wisconsin to Raise Tuition by 5.5% Annually; Cut $250 Million From System

    2011 WI Act 32: On June 26, 2011, Walker signed the budget into law, which allowed the UW System to increase tuition 5.5% annually, over $107 million over the biennium. The tuition...

    2011 WI Act 32, 11/09/2011
  • UW Chancellors: Higher Education Cuts Unfair

    UW-Stout and UW Eau Claire Chancellors contend the state’s latest round of budget cuts would unfairly burden Wisconsin’s four-year universities…The UW System comprises only 7 percent of the state budget and will...

    Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, 10/26/2011
  • Walker Reduced Immigrants’ Access to Education

    Youth who are the children of undocumented immigrants are no longer allowed to pay the resident tuition rate to attend the UW System or a technical college. They had the right to...

    2011 WI Act 32, 06/26/2011
  • Walker’s First Budget Slashed Funding for Education by Nearly $2 Billion

    Headline: Wis. Gov. signs budget cutting education $1.85B. “Democrats assailed the budget as an attack on middle class values since it cuts funding for public schools by $800 million, reduces funding to...

    CBS News, 06/26/2011
  • Walker’s First Budget Included Deep Cuts, Tuition Hikes for UW System

    In March, UW-Eau Claire expected a $5.1 million cut based on Walker’s budget proposal, but that went up to $6.3 million with the version approved this week by the state Legislature. UW-Stout’s...

    Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, 06/18/2011
  • Proposed Breaking UW-Madison Away From System, Appoint Most of UW Board

    Republican Gov. Scott Walker would appoint a majority of a board that would run the University of Wisconsin-Madison independently of UW System governance under a plan spelled out in a document released...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/23/2011
  • One Wisconsin Now Launches Accountability Site

    One Wisconsin Now has launched a new accountability website,, to track pledges and promises made during the recent political campaign to determine whether they are being kept or not.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/08/2010
  • Walker Gave Speech Opposing Affirmative Action and In-state Tuition for Undocumented Students

    “Now more than ever Wisconsin needs a leader who is going to put Wisconsin families at the top of the list, for a place in the UW system basing appointments on merits...

    Scott Walker, 05/22/2010
  • OWN Files Ethics Complaint Against WMC Over Failure to Disclose Lobbying Activity

    One Wisconsin Now has filed a complaint with the GAB against Wisconsin WMC and its seven-member lobbying team for failure to report lobbying activities.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/29/2008