Thursday, April 9, 2009

Day 9: UW Tuition Increase

(Madison)…State Senator Ted Kanavas (R-Brookfield), as part of his April tax awareness campaign to raise the profile of Governor Doyle’s and the Democrat’s tax and spend proposals, today focused on an increase in University of Wisconsin System tuition in the 2009-2011 biennial budget.

“Like most people in Wisconsin, college students are struggling. They’re doing all they can to pay for tuition, room and board in order to get an education. Governor Doyle just made it a little harder for them to stay in school by saddling them with over $40 million in tuition increases,” stated Kanavas.

According to the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau, the Democrat’s 2009-2001 budget proposal raises UW tuition by $43,404,000. In addition to an increase in tuition, the budget bill contains $1.7 billion in new taxes and fees.

“Unfortunately, the tuition hikes outlined in the budget are not the end of the story for students. At the worst possible time, Governor Doyle is moving ahead with over $400 million in new dorm and academic buildings on campuses across Wisconsin. These projects will translate into even higher tuition for students at several UW campuses,” Kanavas concluded.

To learn more about Senator Kanavas’ April Tax Awareness Campaign, Senator Kanavas’ initiatives and the 33rd Senate District please visit his website at:


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