Wisconsin State Building Commission approves $71M in projects

MADISON (WKBT) – Gov. Tony Evers announced the Wisconsin State Building Commission has approved approximately $71 million in projects.

The funding tackles key projects across the state and addresses a backlog of deferred maintenance, the governor’s office said.

“These projects are critical for modernizing our state’s infrastructure and helping to make sure our buildings are operating efficiently and safely,” said Gov. Evers. “I’m grateful for the commission’s support for these important projects and look forward to continuing our work supporting and investing in infrastructure across our state.” 

Projects include funding for the design of a new Wisconsin Historical Society Museum, new UW Madison Engineering Building, expansion of critical health care resources, and building improvements to improve safety, reduce energy usage and carbon emissions.

The Wisconsin State Building Commission is made up of six members of the legislature, including La Crosse Rep. Jill Billings, and one civilian member.

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