UW Regents to discuss changes to UW System

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- University of Wisconsin regents will be discussing a proposal to save money by shifting authority from the central UW System to its 26 campuses.

Regents are meeting Thursday in Madison. They'll be considering a proposal put forth in response to budget cuts.

The UW System Administration must reduce its operating budget by $2.4 million per year and cut 51 full-time positions under Gov. Scott Walker's two-year state budget.

In response, a committee assembled by the UW System president has suggested shifting certain oversight responsibilities to the schools. However, some regents have signaled reluctance to relinquish too much authority.

The budget will cut $125 million in funding for the UW System overall in each of the next two years.

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