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Gov. Walker makes budget change to freeze tuition at UW System

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National Governors Association (NGA) Executive Committee member Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker speaks after meeting with U.S. President Bar
National Governors Association (NGA) Executive Committee member Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker speaks after meeting with U.S. President Bar

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Governor Scott Walker's office says a list of changes in his budget plan will be forwarded to members of the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee in the next 7-to-10 days.

Among the changes the governor wants is an enforced is a tuition freeze for students in the University of Wisconsin System. That part of the budget revision comes in reaction to reports the UW system has almost $650 million in reserves.

System President Kevin Reilly has requested a two percent tuition increase.

Walker says he doesn't want to reduce university funding, but he would like to see tuition frozen.

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