The Wisconsin Department of Administration said Wednesday the nonprofit Wisconsin Executive Residence Foundation will seek private donations for the project.
The Wisconsin Department of Administration is asking the State Building Commission for $478,700 in general fund-supported borrowing for kitchen renovations at the governor’s mansion.
Published: June 11, 2010
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Sean Ryan email@example.com The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee might not have enough money to renovate and expand the Great Lakes Research Facility. The state approved a $50 million budget for the university to build a 125,000-square-foot addition to the research building in Milwaukee. The addition would be the first half of a new UW-Milwaukee School of [...]
The State Building Commission on Wednesday approved $5 million to assist maintenance and repair of the Bradley Center in Milwaukee. The money will be used to add seating, improve spectator suites and replace safety boards that surround the hockey rink. State Sen. Ted Kanavas, R-Brookfield, objected to spending the state money, saying there needs to [...]
By Paul Snyder The pace of construction in the University of Wisconsin System is creating a growing to-do list of maintenance projects and nowhere near enough money to get the work done. “We need to start thinking about this long term,” said state Rep. Dean Kaufert, R-Neenah. “And if we’re saving money on other projects, [...]
By Paul Snyder Subcontractors want guarantees the lowest responsible bid still will win the jobs before the Wisconsin Legislature passes a bill changing delivery methods for state projects. The bill right now does not include those guarantees, leading some subs to argue in favor of the status quo. “The system right now is completely transparent,” [...]
By Paul Snyder A bill that would increase the number of state Building Commission members is facing criticism that more representation further frays the group’s commitment to checking politics at the door. “Historically, the Building Commission has stayed out of politics and partisanship — until this year when (Democrats) have steamrolled us on every single [...]
Paul Snyder firstname.lastname@example.org The state is gambling $200,000 of its building trust fund money that an oral health study will lead to a construction project. “No one’s opposed to rural dentistry,” said state Sen. Ted Kanavas, R-Brookfield, a member of the state Building Commission. “But if this kind of thing is being paid for in [...]
Paul Snyder email@example.com The state Building Commission’s bipartisan support for changing Wisconsin’s project-delivery system is not enough on its own to persuade the rest of the Legislature to vote for changes. “What’s of utmost importance is that there is true fairness in whatever changes come forward,” said state Rep. Joel Kleefisch, R-Oconomowoc, who is not [...]
Paul Snyder firstname.lastname@example.org The chorus of anger and resignation gets louder every time the state has to shell out more money for the Stanley Correctional Institution. “It’s a white elephant,” said David Helbach, administrator for the Wisconsin Department of Administration’s Division of State Facilities and secretary to the state Building Commission. “It was a bad [...]