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Republicans reject Evers’ spending on state, UW buildings (UPDATE)

A Big Boy statue from the once-popular restaurant chain stands alongside other artifacts in the basement of the Wisconsin Historical Society's headquarters in Madison. In his capital budget, Gov. Tony Evers had proposed setting aside money to pay for a replacement of the museum. Republicans on the state Building Commission rejected that budget on Wednesday, saying it would rely too heavily on borrowing. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Republicans on the Wisconsin Building Commission rejected Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' plan for $2.5 billion worth of construction projects across the state, an unprecedented decision Wednesday that shows the difficulties entailed in divided government and moves the fight over capital building projects to the Legislature.

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