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Wis. college vice chancellor decides to quit

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A University of Wisconsin-Green Bay vice chancellor has decided to step down amid questions about whether he retired only to be re-hired so he could collect his salary and retirement benefits.

The state Department of Employee Trust Funds is investigating whether UWGB Chancellor Tom Harden illegally rehired Tom Maki, the school's vice chancellor of business and finance, a month after he retired.

State Rep. Steve Nass, a Whitewater Republican, has put the brakes on a bill that would allow tuition increases at UWGB until he gets answers about Maki.

Harden announced Friday that Maki will step down in December. The school will start a search for his replacement next week.

Harden says Maki had planned to leave next summer but made a personal decision to step down sooner.

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