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UW-Madison JOURN 201 - Scott Walker's Budget Cut

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JOURN 201 1st Edition Lecture 7Outline of Last Lecture I. History of Journalism (continued)II. ReviewIII. Early American Support for PressIV. Modern Journalism V. The Progressive Era (1890s-1920s)Outline of Current Lecture I. In the news todayII. Details on UW-CutsIII. What Happens nextIV. What can you do?Current LectureI. In the news today:a. Government Scott Walker unveils budget plan amid talk of a president runi. He has made budget cuts for the UW-Systemii. Act 10 the this might be a continuing of those policesiii. Public employee’s do not have the right to bargainiv. The cuts are going to the UW-System (300 million dollars)v. More money is going out of the capital then in so now there will be $928 million dollars in budget cuts1. Not going to raise taxes and wants to cut property cutsII. Details on UW-Cutsa. 300 millioni. 13% of the states contribution to UW is being cut from the 19% they normally contributeb. It is a much greater % of instruction (i.e. resources for research, construction, service, etc., come from other places)c. Rebecca Blank feels its too short of a time to absorb this decrease in fundsd. The university still has two more years of a freeze on tuitione. Layoffs, larger class sizes, increase time to get a degreef. UW-Madison is number 24 in the world g. The university had a operating reserve in 2011These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.i. So why increase tuition? Therefore, tuition freeze, and now there is a 1% operating reserve left which leaves no money if there was a major issue that occursIII. What happens nexta. The legislature must pass a budget (walker’s plan is not final) between now and May there will be a lot of debate and compromiseIV. What can you do?a. Call our representativeb. Function of the press to inform representativesi. Milwaukee Student Presidentii. Letters to the


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