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Lawmaker backs UW-Whitewater building project

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A state lawmaker is pushing for a $17 million overhaul of a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater building.

Rep. Kim Hixson said the renovation of Carlson Hall would allow the university to consolidate much of the College of Letters and Sciences into one building.

Hixson said the college, its dean’s office and academic advising department have been operating out of two old residence halls but would be moved to Carlson Hall, which has been vacant since the College of Business moved to a new building last year.

An Assembly committee chaired by Hixson is expected to consider his plan Tuesday. Hixson said the project was delayed during the state budget last year, but additional bonding resources have become available since then.

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