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UW System seeks more from state for building projects (access required)

By James Briggs The University of Wisconsin System is pushing for a pair of key projects that were snubbed in Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed capital budget, but state lawmakers are waiting for word from Walker’s office on how to proceed. ...

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Tough budget choices loom for lawmakers

By Matt Pommer Republicans elected to the state Legislature for the first time this fall are getting an early view of the difficulty ahead in cutting government spending with the state facing a GOP-estimated $3.3 billion budget deficit for 2011-13. ...

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High-speed rail fuels Madison mayoral campaign

By James Briggs The high-speed rail debate is trudging into a new campaign season. Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz on Monday announced the start of his re-election campaign, and in doing so set the stage for a two-year battle between the ...

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UW-Platteville project lands single-prime waiver (UPDATE) (access required)

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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UW-Madison loses out on Gordon Commons contract request (UPDATE)

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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Green building bill worries project owners (UPDATE)

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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