UW Regents vote no on raising tuition

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System leaders voted Thursday against raising tuition even though Gov. Tony Evers signed a budget that gave them the ability to do so.

Republican legislators froze resident undergraduate tuition heading into the 2013-14 academic year.

That was undone on Thursday when Evers signed a Republican-written state budget that, besides handing control of tuition back to the board, includes a $2 billion income tax cut.

Interim System President Tommy Thompson said regaining control of tuition is welcome and deserved.

Regents said little about why they chose to keep tuition flat, aside from Regent Bob Atwell calling it “a big win.”