Lawmakers Inch Closer to Budget Deal

Lawmakers Inch Closer to Budget Deal

There are reports of a deal between Republican lawmakers and the University of Wisconsin to spend less on DEI in exchange for more money for UW pay raises. 

Wisconsin’s Republican Assembly Speaker put a hold on that pay raise money to pressure the university to cut diversity, equity, and inclusion spending. 

He also held up money for a new UW-Madison engineering building.  Now, the university is reportedly willing to ‘restructure’ up to 60 DEI administrators, and shift their jobs to ‘student success.’  There would also be, according to the reports, a three-year freeze on new DEI hires.  Lawmakers would then released 32-million dollars for the university, as well as the millions for the university’s pay raises.

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