By James Briggs Gov. Scott Walker is giving the University of Wisconsin System about $100 million less than it requested for construction during the next two years. To help make up for it, though, the state is giving UW System ...Read More »
By James Briggs On the third day of massive protests from union workers and their supporters Wednesday, the demonstrations stole focus from legislative functions unrelated to Gov. Walker’s proposed budget repair bill. Walker and other distracted lawmakers approved several million ...Read More »
By ?TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans promised the next two years would be all about jobs, jobs, jobs. Just not right away. On their first day in complete control of state government Monday, Republicans circulated ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
By James Briggs The state Building Commission on Wednesday acknowledged it has lacked consistency in overseeing a state contracting law. But any fix to the panel’s review process will be up to the next governor and Legislature. The commission granted ...
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By Paul Snyder The University of Wisconsin System must follow state contracting laws for UW-Madison’s Gordon Commons project despite arguments that to do so threatens timelines and student safety. Wisconsin law requires state building projects follow a multiple-prime contracting system, ...
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By Paul Snyder The state Building Commission probably will have the rest of the year to decide whether Wisconsin’s bidding process is as efficient as it could be. The state Legislature is unlikely to vote Thursday on a bill that ...
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By Paul Snyder A proposal to kick $10 million in state money toward a nonprofit company’s building project is taking hits as a last-minute rush job that sidesteps legislative protocol. “Why didn’t this come to the Building Commission?” said state ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder A state lawmaker wants to require public buildings be constructed to green standards despite fears by project owners that the law would bust their project budgets. State Rep. Louis Molepske Jr., D-Stevens Point, has introduced a bill ...
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By Paul Snyder There’s a catch to the state’s request for architectural/engineering firms interested in designing a university building: The project has not been approved. The Wisconsin Department of Administration’s Division of State Facilities is accepting consultant questionnaires through Feb. ...Read More »