Republicans Cut State Building Projects by $810 Million

Jun 9, 2021


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.