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Republicans reject funding for top University of Wisconsin building project

Posted on AllSides June 1st, 2023

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — GOP lawmakers rejected funding Thursday for the University of Wisconsin's top priority, the replacement of an engineering building on its flagship Madison campus, approving allocations for about 60% of the state government and UW projects sought by Gov. Tony Evers. The Republican-controlled budget committee voted along party lines to fund nearly $2.4 billion in building projects statewide, down from the $3.8 billion Evers had asked for. Republicans called that an unrealistically high request. The cuts for building projects are similar to what Republicans did in each...

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