UW System interim President Tommy Thompson says he will not comply with an order from Republican state lawmakers to submit COVID-19 safety restrictions and requirements for their approval. Thompson said he doesn't think the state Legislature will sue over the matter but said if it goes to court he's confident the UW will win.

During an interview with reporters, Thompson said state statute and administrative rules give the UW System "complete authority" to regulate campus structures and provide for the safety and welfare of all faculty, employees and students.

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