Senator Bewley Statement on Possible Changes

To the Governor’s Higher Education Budget


Mason WI. – Wisconsin State Senator Janet Bewley released the following statement in response to the April 23rd announcement by Representatives Ed Brooks and Romaine Quinn that they are working to lessen the impact of potential cuts on Wisconsin’s 2-year campuses and the UW-Extension.


“I am pleased that Representative Quinn shares my commitment to ensuring the continued success of UW Barron County.  As he and UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor Cathy Sandeen have pointed out, our 2-year campuses provide families with an affordable and cost effective option for post-secondary education.   In many cases, like UW Barron County, the campus is an integral part of the area’s economic and community life.  I am glad that Representatives Quinn and Brooks recognize that the Governor’s proposed cuts would have extremely damaging consequences for students, their families and the larger community. 


“I hope that Representatives Quinn and Brooks can convince their republican colleagues, who control both the Joint Finance Committee and the full legislature, to reverse course and restore funding for all publically supported education.  I look forward to working with Representative Quinn in the days ahead to make sure all of our public schools, K-12, Tech Colleges and UW System, have the resources to provide the kind of quality education that people in Northern Wisconsin are rightfully proud of.” 


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