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State Building Commission under construction (UPDATE) (access required)

By James Briggs A state panel that controls more than $1 billion a year in construction money has fewer than half its members in place. The state Building Commission has neither a secretary nor a full roster, creating uncertainty as ...

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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 System braces for budget cuts (access required)

By James Briggs The University of Wisconsin System expects to receive a smaller piece of Wisconsin’s budgetary pie next year, likely resulting in fewer campus construction projects around the state. The UW System took a 5.2 percent decrease in taxpayer ...

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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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Water school project tests university budget

Sean Ryan [email protected] The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee might not have enough money to renovate and expand the Great Lakes Research Facility. The state approved a $50 million budget for the university to build a 125,000-square-foot addition to the research building ...

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Water school design could exceed construction budget (VIDEO)

By Sean Ryan A $50 million budget the state approved for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences may not be enough to pay for the entire project. The project would add a three- or four-story, 125,000-square-foot addition to ...

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