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Republicans OK reduced building budget

Republicans on the state’s budget-writing committee set aside $5 million to purchase land and start the bidding process to build a new prison to replace the aging Green Bay Correctional Institution. (Photo courtesy of Rauglothgor via Wikipedia)

Republicans on the Legislature's budget-writing committee approved money Tuesday to begin building a new prison in Green Bay but eliminated funding to construct new state facilities to house juvenile offenders after Wisconsin's troubled youth prison closes, shifting those dollars to counties and raising questions about the state's role in housing young offenders.

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