- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker is telling state agencies he plans to extend the University of Wisconsin tuition freeze in the next two-year state budget he will introduce in early 2017.

Walker says in a letter to state agencies last week that most should submit budgets for the next two years that don’t spend any more money than they were allotted this year.

He says there will be exceptions, including for aid to K-12 public schools, cost increases for Medicaid, the state prison system and institutions run by the state Department of Health Services.

Walker also issued similar “no-increase” budget instructions in 2014 and 2012.

The UW tuition freeze is in its fourth year and Walker had previously indicated he wanted to see it continue.

State agency budget requests are due Sept. 15.

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