As I’ve written in a previous blog, there is no more important item on my agenda than the next biennial state budget. One of the tools I hope will help legislators, alumni and other stakeholders to understand UW–Madison’s budget is the Budget in Brief document. The goal of the document is to explain in plain language and charts where the university’s money comes from, and how it is spent. It’s important that we be as transparent as possible about our current budget and our financial needs.
Last week, I did an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about our budget circumstances. Please give it a read and take some time to review the Budget in Brief. We all must be ready to make the case for why investment in higher education is essential for Wisconsin.