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Wisconsin Senate approves two UW regent nominees

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The state Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed two nominees to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents.

Former state auditor Jan Mueller and former Republican Lt. Gov. Margaret Farrow will join the 18-member board tasked with establishing policies and rules governing the UW System.

Their seven-year terms start immediately.

Governor Scott Walker will have to make a second student regent nomination.

Walker's office withdrew the name of its original nomination, 20-year-old UW-Platteville student Joshua Inglett, last Wednesday, just two days after nominating him.

Inglett told 27 News his was notified about the withdrawal hours after he received a call from the governor's office asking if he had signed a petition to recall Walker. He says he confirmed to the office he had.  

Democratic Sen. Jon Erpenbach said Tuesday that it shouldn't matter that Inglett signed the petition, but Republican Senate President Mike Ellis cut off Erpenbach's comments.

 

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