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UW-L chancellor says Evers vs. legislature could mean ‘complicated’ budgets

Brad Williams

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Having a new governor in Madison could make state budget talks more difficult in the next few years.

The shift in power is being watched carefully by people like Chancellor Joe Gow at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

“The legislature is, for all intents and purposes, the same,” Gow said. “So, really, that would seem to suggest that things could be complicated because they will have to negotiate.”

Gow told faculty and university students at a campus forum Tuesday that Gov.-elect Tony Evers has a habit of speaking his mind.

Gow is optimistic about future funding for the UW System because Evers is wrapping up a term as a university regent.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.