UW Provost Pat Farrell is pushing for an increase, saying it's needed for the Madison campus to remain competitive. He says a $2,400 boost would make Wisconsin's tuition average in the conference.
Governor Doyle is giving the proposal a big thumbs down. Doyle says he doesn't think they should have that kind of increase. He understands the need to be competitive, but feels it's better for Wisconsin to take pride if having one of the lowest rates.
Wisconsin has the second lowest tuition in the Big Ten, after Iowa.