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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. State officials, who have long sought to find a new home for the museum, recently abandoned plans to put a new building on Madison's Capitol Square and now are looking to replace a government building on East Washington Avenue. (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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