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Increase spending on technical schools and UW System

“As governor, Tony will: Increase investments in both our technical schools and University of Wisconsin System.”

Subjects: Education

Updates

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.

Evers' seeks to freeze tuition at UW campuses by providing $150 million in new funding for the UW System. His budget also includes $1 billion for building projects around the UW System.

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.

Sources:

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