Higher Education

As the only Milwaukee member of the state budget committee, Lena fought against Governor Scott Walker’s record $250 million cut to the University of Wisconsin System. As a UW-Milwaukee graduate, Lena fought hard for funding of our local public university. Of UW-Milwaukee’s graduates, over 70 percent stay in our community to live and work, just like Lena. That’s why a successful UW System is so important to our local workforce, including in key industries such as aquatics, urban agriculture and urban forestry just to name a few.