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Democrats concerned Alliant Energy Center project not funded under GOP building projects plan

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Democrats concerned Alliant Energy Center project not funded under GOP building projects plan

Democrats concerned Alliant Energy Center project not funded under GOP building projects plan

The state's budget committee plans on funding more than 40 new state building projects around Wisconsin, including some of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's most well known landmarks.

But Democrats are concerned about what's not being funded.

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Democrats concerned Alliant Energy Center project not funded under GOP building projects plan

Republicans are cutting more than 600 million dollars from governor tony evers' building projects proposal.

They're providing funding for some of uw- madison's most well known landmarks... but democrats are concerned about what's not funded.

Rose schmidt is live from the state capitol to explain.

There's funding for more than 40 new projects around the state... but democrats are disappointed that republicans are rejecting the 30 million governor evers wants for the alliant energy center expansion.

The state's budget committee oked the 1.9 billion dollar gop plan... which republicans call a major investment.

The plan funds evers' call to spend 77.6 million to renovate camp randall.... and 48 million to renovate the kohl center.

Uw system president ray cross says he deeply appreciates the committee's investment in the universities.

There's also money for mendota mental health institute and funding for a new wisconsin historical society musuem on the capitol square.

(((rep mark born" 1:34:37 the focus should be investing in state facilities, they're our responsibility whether they be on the uw campus or in agency 45 and this budget certainly makes major investments in those areas 50 "))) (((rep chris taylor 1:24:38 the alliant energy center -- okay i knew this was a longshot cause it's in dane county i know 42 but i am disappointed, i always have hope 47 i'm disappoited because this really could have raised our profile in some really important areas 52))) as part of the plan approved tonight... local communities will be able to apply to receive grants for projects... which republicans say opens the door for proposals like the alliant energy center.

The budget committee plans on wrapping up its work on thursday... when republicans will introduce their middle income tax




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