Wisconsin Lawmakers Criticize Colleges Over Cash Reserves

Last October, Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, a Republican, patted lawmakers on the back for a $108-million deposit into the state's budget reserves. The money was meant to be a cushion for the state budget during future economic downturns.

"As we continue our work to build a financially stable Wisconsin for future generations, we have made the largest contribution to the state's rainy-day fund in Wisconsin history," the governor said in a news release.

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