Republicans Cut State Building Projects by $810 Million
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.