A Legislative committee voted in favor of a bill Wednesday to advance planning for a new engineering building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison after lawmakers cut the project from the state's latest two-year budget.
Lawmakers this week introduced a bill that would advance planning work for a new engineering building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison after money for the project was cut from the state budget earlier this year.
First came the 2019 flood. Then COVID-19 hit. And this summer, maintenance and construction difficulties closed most of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Chemistry Building, a shutdown lasting nearly 90 days.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is planning to break ground on a new building for its College of Letters and Sciences in 2023 after announcing the receipt of a $20 million donation for the project this week.
Gov. Tony Evers took the unusual step Friday of ordering workers to remove all concrete slabs hanging over the entrances and exits of the University of Wisconsin System headquarters building, days after two slabs had fallen off the facade and crashed to the sidewalk outside the building's main doors.