Group Gathers to Discuss Budget Implications at UWS

By KBJR News 1

Group Gathers to Discuss Budget Implications at UWS

March 8, 2013 Updated Mar 8, 2013 at 5:42 PM CDT

Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com)-- Students, administration, and lawmakers addressed the impact of Governor Scott Walker's budget on the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

State Sen. Bob Jauch, D-Poplar, says the budget has some positive provisions, like $10 million-a-year in competitive grants.

Jauch says a tuition increase will decease from 5.5% to 3% and $181 million more will be invested in the University of Wisconsin system.

Jauch also added that Wisconsin should take a look at their neighbors to the west when it comes to higher education.

"We should pay attention to Minnesota where 5% of the population more than Wisconsin has a higher education degree," said Jauch. "They make a lot more money on a medium income."

Jauch says that 76% of the students at UW-Superior receive financial assistance.

Written for the web by: Zach Vavricka