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Evers Recommends Funding for 4 Northern Wis. Projects

Gov. Tony Evers is recommending funding for the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in his capital budget. Gov. Tony Evers is recommending funding for the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in his capital budget. |  Photo: WDIO-TV file

Created: March 07, 2019 01:46 PM

Gov. Tony Evers is recommending funding for four capital projects in northern Wisconsin.

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Evers' full capital budget proposal calls for borrowing $2 billion over the next two fiscal years for projects ranging from building new juvenile corrections facilities, a new state office building in Milwaukee and upgrading buildings around the University of Wisconsin System.

Evers' recommendations include:

  • $4,012,900 to replace the Mercer Fire Response Ranger Station in Iron County
  • $2,927,800 to replace the Minong Fire Response Ranger Station in Washburn County
  • $2,469,000 to expand crypts, columbarium and urn garden space at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner
  • $1,041,900 to replace the flush toilet and shower building at Pattison State Park

The proposal must pass both the state building commission and the Legislature's budget-writing committee.

The plan calls for $90 million in new borrowing to help build three new facilities for juvenile inmates to replace the state's troubled youth prison near Irma. State law already has authorized $25 million in borrowing for the project.

The budget also calls for $94 million in new borrowing to help build a new state office building and parking structure in Milwaukee and nearly $900 million in new borrowing for UW projects.

Evers full list of recommendations can be seen at this link.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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