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UW-Madison not expected to break off from UW System


MADISON (WKOW) -- A UW-Madison lobbyist says Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to break off UW-Madison from the rest of the UW System is no longer an option.

UW-Madison lobbyist Don Nelson says talks do continue with state lawmakers over what new flexibilities the Madison campus can be given to control its budget and make other decisions.

Walker and UW-Madison Chancellor Biddy Martin supported the plan, which they argued would give the flagship campus the options needed to better deal with the governor's proposed $125 million cut in state aid. But Republicans who control the Legislature never seemed to embrace the idea, especially after other campuses argued they should be given the same freedom.

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