Possible UW System Audit

By: Sabrina Wu
By: Sabrina Wu

A local lawmaker says he wants an audit of the entire University of Wisconsin system. State leaders are scheduled to meet on Tuesday, and Representative Scott Suder (R) Abbotsford says he thinks they need to look at trimming some fat from the university system.

"Take the University of Wisconsin at Madison, for instance. The university runs two 18-hole golf courses, paid for by taxpayers," said Suder.

Suder also says that taxpayers are paying for a UW Chancellor's second home, an expense that is costing them $100,000 a year.

"When you have $100,000 to staff and maintain a chancellor's house, that's a little too much fat for me," Suder said.

The Republican Representative says he feels the money would be better spent towards curriculum programs, or to help students pay the cost of tuition.