JFC approves $1 billion building program

The Joint Finance Committee today unanimously approved a $1 billion building budget, expanding Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal by more than $200 million as lawmakers seek to fund an expanded engineering program at UW-Platteville, among other things.
Co-chair Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, said the engineering building at Platteville has long been on lawmakers’ radar. But the effort to land a $10 billion Foxconn plant in southeastern Wisconsin added some urgency to the project.
Along with more than $55 million for a new Sesquicentennial Hall at Platteville, the JFC motion includes:
*$35.9 million...

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