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Capitol Notes: What Will The GOP-Led Legislature Do With Gov. Tony Evers' Capital Budget?

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We've been talking about Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' proposed biennial state budget for months. Then last week, he released his capital budget — a separate plan that includes the amount of money he's proposing for construction and building projects across the state. Evers wants to borrow an additional $2 billion to renovate UW System buildings, and to build a new adult prison near the troubled Lincoln Hills juvenile facility in northern Wisconsin.  

Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald calls the level of spending and borrowing in the plan alarming, especially given tax increases in Evers' overall state budget proposal. In this week's "Capitol Notes" conversaton, WUWM's Marti Mikkelson asked JR Ross of, if the capital budget plan can make it through the Republican-controlled legislature.

Marti was a reporter with WUWM from 1999 to 2021.