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March 9, 2017Published Article

Governor Walker Proposes $800 Million Capital Budget

On February 21, Governor Walker introduced his capital spending plan for the 2017-2019 biennium. Included in the governor’s proposed Capital Budget is $75 million for a new crime lab in Milwaukee, $12.4 million in improvements for the King Veterans Home, $5 million for a science and research incubator in Green Bay, and significant funding for general maintenance of UW System campuses. The governor also deferred funding for four projects requested by UW-Madison.

In total, the governor is proposing to spend $803 million on capital projects over the next two years, including $450 million in new bonding authorization. The State Building Commission adopted the governor’s proposed Capital Budget on March 8. The Capital Budget will now be referred to the Joint Finance Committee for further discussion as part of the overall 2017-2019 State Biennial Budget.

The full list of state agency Capital Budget requests and the governor’s recommendations can be found here.

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