Tax bill reflects rift between many Republicans and higher education

Once a bipartisan issue, support for higher education is now split down party lines with House’s tax reform proposal.

House G.O.P. Tax Writers Take Aim at College Tuition Benefits

House’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act would reduce tax benefits and savings for college students by $65 billion over the next decade.

How tax reform could affect families paying for college

House and Senate offer differing tax reform plans, with the House’s taking more digs at families and students financing a college education.

Thompson and Loftus stress compromise and relationship in discussion of political partisanship

Governor Tommy Thompson, who was the longest serving Governor in Wisconsin history, and Ambassador and former Assembly Speaker Tom Loftus, who was the longest-serving Speaker in Wisconsin history, shared their perspectives on partisanship and political gridlock at a panel discussion, “Tom and Tommy: Bridging the Political Divide” at One Alumni Place on Thursday, October 12.

Legislative panel Oks $1 billion for state facilities, including $60 for UW–Madison

The legislature’s building commission unanimously passed a capital plan that will be added to the state budget. The plan funds multiple projects requested around campus.

Fitzgerald Unveils Senate GOP Plan

The Senate’s budget proposes borrowing $712 million for roads, and likely maintains Gov. Walker’s funding plans for the UW system.

UW-Madison advocacy group blasts plan to give other campuses bigger share of funding

Alumni and donors from Badger Advocates have displayed a more critical reaction to the plan than UW-Madison officials.

Proposed UW System budget would send smaller slice of new funding to UW–Madison

Although the system as a whole is set to receive $25 million more in the state budget, a new formula would allot a smaller amount than usual to UW – Madison in favor of helping other campuses.

Wisconsin lawmakers advance bill to suspend or expel students who disrupt campus speakers

Following a series of incidents in which conservative speakers have been disrupted on campus at the UW and across the nation, the state Assembly passed legislation to discipline students who try to shut down or disturb free speech.

UW-Madison inches up from 7th to 6th place in world race for patents

In 2016, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation helped the university to secure 168 utility patents out of the approximate 400 disclosures received from students and faculty.