Governor’s state budget proposal appears to be ‘positive step’ for UW-Stout, UW System


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Gov. Walker will release his 2017-19 state budget later today, but I thought it important to inform the campus that at least initially the budget is a very positive step for UW-Stout and the UW System.

We will know much more after we have a chance to review the budget details and assess its impact on our campus.

However, it is good news that the governor is proposing additional revenue for the UW System and even apparently the funding for pay increases.

I had a chance to meet with the governor in Eau Claire Tuesday afternoon and indicated to him that we would use this additional investment in the UW System to continue to produce the kind of graduates who are highly sought-after by business and industry.

The governor in his remarks noted our outstanding record in securing work experiences for our students before they graduate, as well as the employment success of our graduates.

Again, we will have more to say about the governor’s budget once all the details are known.

You can see some of the latest news coverage of the state budget on our state budget website.