In case you missed it, here is Scott Walker’s state of the State speech from last night.
As reported by the Wisconsin State Journal, Walker’s State of the State speech warns of tough cuts, but is light on details. Reader comments are overwhelmingly critical as of this writing.
Biddy Martin responded to the speech with a statement of her own. Likely to rankle at least some of those who care about shared governance is the fact that while she promises to “keep UW-Madison faculty, staff and students informed and updated as the governor advances the budget to the state,” she seems to leave out any active role for those groups in responding to whatever new information emerges.
In the Capital Times, Todd Finkelmeier reports that the United Council of UW Students, which bills itself as a “grassroots lobby and advocacy group working on behalf of UW students,” emailed a press release pointing out that Walker made no mention whatsoever of education or of the University. This observation is of course completely consistent with his previous failure to even mention higher education in either his campaign materials or his inaugural address.