Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's plan to give state colleges autonomy while substantially cutting their funding was axed by Republican legislators Tuesday.
Legislators said they planned to decrease Walker's proposed $300 million in higher education cuts. By how much they weren't sure.
Walker had planned to create a separate authority for the University of Wisconsin System, but instead legislators are now proposing very limited autonomy gains, such as freeing the Wisconsin system from state procurement guidelines. "We think it's an idea we should look at. We're just not prepared to implement it in this biennium," said State Senator Alberta Darling, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.