Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he supports giving the University
of Wisconsin System more flexibility.
and lobbyists anticipate Gov. Scott Walker may propose in the
state budget that the system operate with less legislative
oversight or UW-Madison break away from the rest of the system.
The governor is due to present his budget on Feb. 3.
Asked by a
reporter Thursday for details on budget discussions on the system,
Vos responded by saying he has supported giving the system more
flexibility for a long time. He says more flexibility would help
the system find savings and efficiencies, particularly in the
procurement process. He says the process pre-dates the Internet
and has grown outdated.