Newsmakers: CPA Caucus on Exposing UW Reserve Funds
The four Republican members of the Assembly’s “CPA Caucus” asked the tough questions that led to the April 19 disclosure of a $1-billion surplus in the UW System. In a Newsmakers interview on May 1, those four CPAs – Reps. Howard Marklein, Dale Kooyenga, John Klenke and Chris Kapenga – talked about how they often meet to go over state government financial reports. They also agreed that the $1-billion surplus means that UW System tuition must be frozen for the next two years and the System does not need all of the additional $180 million by mid-2015 that was recommended by Gov. Scott Walker. The part-time Board of Regents who set policy for the 26-campus system “must govern,” Kooyenga added.