Regents approve raises for UW executives

CREATED Oct 11, 2013

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 MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Republican state lawmaker says the University of Wisconsin System's Board of Regents are out of touch for approving large increases in pay scales for certain top positions.

 The UW System's board of regents approved a new pay plan today. It expands the range of salaries that can be offered to certain new hires.

For example, the outgoing UW System president makes $418,000. Under the new plan his replacement could make anywhere from $399,000 to $598,500.

State Representative Steve Nass of Whitewater chairs the Assembly's committee on higher education. He blasted the regents on Friday as being fiscally irresponsible.