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Price Controls Come To Wisconsin

Price Controls Come To Wisconsin

By Jeff Wagner. CREATED Apr 14, 2014

Last year, Governor Walker and the Legislature approved a two-year tuition freeze for the University of Wisconsin System as part of the State budget.  This was the first such freeze in the 42-year history of the UW System.

Last Friday, Governor Walker called for a second two-year tuition freeze.

Over the last decade, tuition in the UW System more than doubled.  Increases during this period ranged from 5.5% to 16.7%.  At the same time tuition was rising, the UW System was amassing huge surpluses.

The estimate is that for this fiscal year UW-Madison alone will have a $600 million cash surplus. Other schools have smaller cash balances..

Some argue that a tuition freeze will inevitably result in cuts to the System and lead to a decline in the quality of the education being offered students.

During the 1 p.m. hour of Monday's radio show, we'll discuss whether a continued  tuition freeze is a good idea?  Please feel free to share your thoughts in the Comments section -  and be sure to check back later to hear a replay of the segment.

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Jeff Wagner recently completed his 15th year as a talk show host at 620 WTMJ. Jeff's show, which airs Monday through Friday from noon to 3 p.m., features stories which you might not have heard about elsewhere and emphasizes Jeff's common sense approach to issues.