Gov. Scott Walker campaigned in 2014 on a promise to freeze tuition at University of Wisconsin System campuses for at least two more years. We rated that Promise Kept.
But he also pledged to institute a new freeze for tuition in the state's technical college system, which serves more than 326,000 students. The per-credit cost for the 2016-'17 school year ranges from $130 to $176 for Wisconsin residents.
In July 2015, we rated the promise Stalled.
In his 2017-'19 state budget, Walker proposed a freeze on technical college tuition, but that died in May 2017. The Legislature's budget committee voted 12-4 -- with all Republicans in favor and all Democrats against -- to drop the proposal.
"We already believe it is a pretty good bargain," state Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, the co-chairman of the committee, said at the time.
Democrats disagreed, arguing technical colleges should be made tuition free, at a cost of $555 million to taxpayers over two years. That effort failed 4-12 on party lines.
For a pledge to freeze technical college tuition that never became law, we rate Promise Broken.