Governor Jim Doyle said today he will use his partial veto power to put 35 million dollars back into the budget for UW system funding.
Doyle and Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton visited six UW campuses today to announce the plans.
The budget proposed by the legislature included an 85 million dollar cut from what the governor wanted.
The governor's plan would increase financial aid for students by eight million dollars, something he and the leuitenant governor are excited about.
"A degree from a University of Wisconsin school is a person's ticket to economic support in the 21st century, and we want everyone to have that opportunity across the state," said Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton.
Doyle also said he would veto a provision in the budget that cuts UW staff and faculty salaries by one point five percent.