UW-Milwaukee students to rally against Gov. Walker's proposed UW System cuts

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- On Wednesday, February 4, College Democrats of UW-Milwaukee will be holding a rally to raise awareness of Gov. Walker's proposal to cut $300 million from the UW System.

State Rep. Jonathan Brostoff and over 250 students are expected to attend.

Governor Scott Walker last week announced funding cuts for the UW System. In exchange, he says they’ll gain more autonomy and flexibility.

Walker’s plan calls for cutting $300 million in the next biennium and giving UW System leaders more independence, a move that would leave legislators with no way to stop the UW System from raising tuition as much as it wants starting in 2017. Some are worried the plan would allow the system to raise tuition dramatically.

The rally will begin at the Wisconsin Room in the UWM Student Union at 5:00 p.m. A brief march to Mitchell Hall will take place at approximately 5:15 p.m. The majority of the rally will take place in front of Mitchell Hall.

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