By Paul Snyder The pace of construction in the University of Wisconsin System is creating a growing to-do list of maintenance projects and nowhere near enough money to get the work done. “We need to start thinking about this long ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder Energy efficiency is a threatened ideal as bare-bones UW System school budgets force a face-off between building upgrades and new construction. “It most definitely is a problem, and it’s a gut-wrenching one,” said Terry Classen, director of ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder A bill that would increase the number of state Building Commission members is facing criticism that more representation further frays the group’s commitment to checking politics at the door. “Historically, the Building Commission has stayed out of ...
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By Paul Snyder Senate Majority Leader Russ Decker, D-Schofield, and Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan, D-Janesville, have introduced a bill to add two more members to the state’s Building Commission. According to Sheridan’s spokeswoman, Rebekah Sweeney, Sheridan said the bill is ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder A bill that would extend the Jan. 1 deadline for local smart growth plans defeats the purpose of setting deadlines, according to those who want the state to stick to its original schedule. “It’s a little frustrating,” ...Read More »