JFC approves $1.9 billion capital budget, $600 million less than Evers proposed

The Joint Finance Committee approved a nearly $1.9 billion capital budget Tuesday, paring back nearly $600 million that Gov. Tony Evers originally wanted to spend on building projects.
More than $1 billion of the GOP capital budget, which was approved 12-4 along party lines, would go to projects in the UW System. That’s slightly less than what Evers originally proposed.
Some of the projects Evers proposed that the committee left off its final document include $150 million in additional money to fund new juvenile corrections facilities, $98.5 million for the state to build a new office building...

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