Although Gov. Scott Walker put the measure in his budget, leaders in the state Legislature say it is unlikely to remain there in its current form.ADDED: WisPolitics reports on an interview with Scott Walker:
Under the plan, UW-Madison would get a 21-member board of trustees and more autonomy from the state to raise tuition, set salaries, build facilities and make purchases.
But the UW Board of Regents and other chancellors in the UW System oppose the split, arguing that all of the campuses in the System need more freedom from regulation.
He said the flexibility that would come with moving UW-Madison to a public authority model would help preserve it as a world-class institution in the face of cuts to state aide and that he supports offering other campuses more flexibility, as well.This is a good time for me to post a picture of a sign Meade acquired in the Capitol rotunda during the protests:
Note the blue painter's tape, carefully preserved by Meade to establish the provenance of his acquisition.