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Budget hawk circles Camp Randall project

By James Briggs A state lawmaker warned the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Wednesday not to exceed the $76.8 million budget for the Badger Performance Center or it will lose his support. State Rep. Dean Kaufert, R-Neenah, said he was worried ...

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Walker, GOP roll back environment standards 


By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Republican legislators are using their new majorities to rush through aggressive reversals of environmental safeguards their predecessors championed as a continuation of the state’s outdoors heritage. ...

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Careful where you step on competitive bidding, UW official warns

By Jack Zemlicka The man who would lose control of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s capital planning is warning the state not to step on competitive bidding in the rush to grant the campus independence. David Miller, associate vice president of ...

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UW arena raises bidding trend questions

By James Briggs State officials disagree over whether a University of Wisconsin-Madison project that drew bids well beyond the anticipated cost signals the end of the rock-bottom bidding era or an example of poor estimating. The state’s Building Commission in ...

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State Building Commission under construction (UPDATE)

By James Briggs A state panel that controls more than $1 billion a year in construction money has fewer than half its members in place. The state Building Commission has neither a secretary nor a full roster, creating uncertainty as ...

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UW System braces for budget cuts

By James Briggs The University of Wisconsin System expects to receive a smaller piece of Wisconsin’s budgetary pie next year, likely resulting in fewer campus construction projects around the state. The UW System took a 5.2 percent decrease in taxpayer ...

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