April 23, 2013
Statement from Senate Democratic Leader Chris Larson Standing Up for UW Students

MADISON – The following is a statement from Senate Democratic Leader Larson on the result of additional flexibilities provided last session.
“At a time when Wisconsin’s working families are still fighting for middle-class security, ensuring more students can afford higher education at our best universities must be a priority.
“Over the past 10 years, the only predictable fact is that state funding will cover a smaller and smaller portion of the university system budget. For that reason, rather than waging a press release war, we should sit down and have a conversation about the entire UW budget and the appropriate level of reserves to be maintained by the university system.
“Wisconsin’s working families and students deserve to know where their tax and tuition dollars are going. But the bottom line remains: Senate Democrats want what is best for students and parents.”