MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has approved a $1.96 billion construction and maintenance budget request.
The board voted 16-1 to send the request to Gov. Scott Walker as he works on his 2019-21 executive state budget.
Four projects would be paid for by increases in student fees, including a new field house and soccer facility at UW-La Crosse; a new UW-Madison natatorium and recreational center; and a new student-health center at UW-Stevens Point.
Students at the three campuses approved a series of fee raises in 2014 to pay for the projects.
Bryan Steil, a Republican running for Congress, was the only regent who voted against the building budget. He said it was too large.