The governor said he supports the new proposal, even though it would extend for decades taxes that are set to expire and could result in boosts in the taxes on rental cars and hotel rooms in Milwaukee County.
The proposal comes as the Legislature’s budget-writing Joint Finance Committee prepares to take up funding and other operational issues for the UW System.
Republicans put new limits on the use of local room taxes; required the state to study leasing buildings outside Milwaukee and Dane counties; and exempt a high-profile state project from Madison zoning rules.