UW funding would go up by $150M, tech school by $18M
On the campaign trail, Gov. Tony Evers promised to boost funding in an array of educational categories, including the UW System and technical colleges.
He didn't attach specific numbers to that pledge, but his first budget does indeed seek a series of increases for the state-run postsecondary institutions.
And it would increase the general state aid going to technical colleges by $18 million over the two-year budget (though that's half what the colleges requested).
We'll see what Republicans in the Legislature do with these proposals, but for now we rate this promise In the Works.
Tony Evers Executive Budget, University of Wisconsin System, accessed April 17, 2019
Tony Evers Executive Budget, Technical College System Board, accessed April 17, 2019
Email exchange with Melissa Baldauff, spokeswoman for Gov. Tony Evers, April 15-16, 2019
Wisconsin Public Radio, Evers Unveils $2.5B Capital Budget, March 7, 2019