Campus leaders say institutions around the University of Wisconsin System are being held back by outdated facilities and low employee pay, according to an article on the Wisconsin State Journal website.

System President Ray Cross and chancellors of several campuses asked Wisconsin legislators to increase funding for building maintenance and construction in the 2017-19 budget. They also asked for $78 million to raise employee wages.

System officials requested $794.5 million worth of capital funding for renovations and new construction while Gov. Scott Walker’s capital budget proposal would provide just $128.3 million.

The Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee allocated $29.6 million for UW pay raises, less than half of what the System requested.

Chancellors from UW’s River Falls, Eau Claire, Parkside and other campuses tole of deteriorating buildings that pale in comparison to the new facilities other institutions offer.

Read the full article here.