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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker proposes spending $803 million on building projects over the next two years in his capital budget recommendations released Tuesday. 

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.

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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.

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Jessie Opoien covers state government and politics for the Capital Times. She joined the Cap Times in 2013 and has also covered Madison life, race relations, culture and music. She has also covered education and politics for the Oshkosh Northwestern.