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Republicans Cut State Building Projects by $810 Million

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Republicans in control of the Wisconsin Legislature’s budget committee have approved nearly $1.5 billion in building projects around the state.

 

That’s about $810 million less than Democratic Gov. Tony Evers proposed.

 

The projects approved Tuesday included nearly $629 million in projects at the University of Wisconsin System, down from $1 billion that Evers had wanted.

 

Two years ago, the Legislature approved $1.9 billion out of $2.5 billion in requested projects.

 

Republicans say Evers was being irresponsible with his building plan, while they approved a reasonable amount of projects.

 

Democrats say Republicans missed opportunities. 

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