Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker proposes spending $803 million on building projects over the next two years in his capital budget recommendations released Tuesday.
About $450 million of that money would come from new bonding.
The governor's proposal includes funding for University of Wisconsin System projects, including classroom renovations, technology upgrades and utility improvements, and $33.5 million to renovate Sandburg Hall at UW-Milwaukee.
Also included in the governor's recommendations are $75 million for a Southeast Wisconsin Law Enforcement facility, $8.9 million to construct an addition for an inmate programming facility at the Wisconsin Secure Program Facility in Boscobel, $18.5 million to increase the project budget for cell hall improvements at the Green Bay Correctional Institution, $18 million for renovations at the Mendota Mental Health Institute, $5 million to remodel and expand the La Crosse Center and $13 million for water, food and electrical improvements at the Veterans Home at King.
Walker also recommends several improvements at state parks, the creation of a Chronic Wasting Disease Processing Center in Madison, the installation of a sprinkler system in a residence hall at the Wisconsin School for the Deaf, paving and infrastructure repairs at State Fair Park and the construction of a Brown County STEM Innovation Center in the Brown County Research and Innovation.
Read the full list of the governor's recommendations here.