Republican legislators have developed a plan to sell a landmark prison in northeastern Wisconsin and open a new facility they say will save money, improve safety and open up land for redevelopment.Read More »
By James Briggs A Republican lawmaker Wednesday threatened to delay future Department of Corrections construction projects unless the state agency can prove it is acting on feedback from rank-and-file staff members to cut spending. Sen. Dale Schultz, R-Richland Center, chairman ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder The University of Wisconsin System must follow state contracting laws for UW-Madison’s Gordon Commons project despite arguments that to do so threatens timelines and student safety. Wisconsin law requires state building projects follow a multiple-prime contracting system, ...
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By Paul Snyder A proposal to repeal Wisconsin’s early release for inmates faces stiff opposition from the state’s top corrections official, who argues scrapping the program could force more prison construction spending. “If we don’t continue down the road we’re ...Read More »
RYAN J. FOLEY AP Writer Madison (AP) â€” Gov. Jim Doyle is proposing a $1.4 billion spending plan for state buildings that includes construction of several new research laboratories and a first-time state subsidy for the Bradley Center. Doyle’s plan ...Read More »