New State Budget Proposal Calls for More UW Support

Governor Tony Evers ’73, MS’76, PhD’86 recently announced his biennial budget proposal, which includes additional funding for the UW System. His priorities rally around the vital role UW–Madison and the UW System play in a prosperous future for the state. With a budget surplus of $7.1 billion, the governor’s proposal includes a much-needed increase in general-purpose revenue to maintain the university’s educational value, access, and research excellence; modest salary increases for UW System employees, to remain competitive with other institutions and match inflation rates; and investment in key initiatives so the UW can continue to realize the Wisconsin Idea through impactful programs.

“We thank Governor Evers for recognizing that the University of Wisconsin System is one of our state’s strongest assets, an economic driver, and a center for education and innovation,” Chancellor Mnookin says. “We will continue to work with the governor and state legislative leaders to ensure that more investment in higher education is returned many times over.”

Learn more about UW–Madison’s budget priorities.

Read about Governor Tony Evers’s state budget proposal.

Sign the state budget petition to advocate for support of UW–Madison.