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State comes up dry in state park project

By James Briggs A prolonged search for water during construction of a Marinette County campground has cost Wisconsin taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. Now, the state Building Commission wants a guarantee from the project’s contractor that it can successfully ...

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UW-Madison’s proposed ice arena skids through Building Commission (UPDATE)

By James Briggs Kohl Center Addition: Hockey/Swimming Facility for University of Wisconsin, 601 W. Dayton St., Madison, Dane County A pair of Republican state senators expressed concerns Wednesday about the timing of a University of Wisconsin-Madison plan to build a ...

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Zoo Interchange threatens road projects

By Sean Ryan The impending Zoo Interchange reconstruction is leaving officials and gubernatorial candidates wondering where the state will get the money for the job. Some legislators are searching for ways to raise more money to pay for the project, ...

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Lawmakers call for savings plan in wake of low project bids

By Paul Snyder State lawmakers want to try cutting into a maintenance budget deficit that will never be balanced. Four University of Wisconsin System projects this year produced lower-than-expected bids resulting in a combined savings of almost $20 million. The ...

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Lawmakers try to lock down road budget (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder Lawmakers are deadlocked over whether the state’s road construction budget should be protected from raids. “I do want to handcuff the Legislature,” said state Rep. Mark Gottlieb, R-Port Washington. “Until we can assure voters that user fees ...

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