University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross issued this statement Tuesday’s vote:
“I deeply appreciate the Joint Finance Committee’s very strong investment in the University of Wisconsin System’s infrastructure. This will help us modernize laboratories and classrooms, repair aging and unsafe facilities, and replace obsolete structures. This long-term investment will help attract and retain more students and faculty.”
UW System Board of Regents President Drew Petersen issued the following statement:
“The investment in our facilities forwarded by the Committee today will have a significant impact on our students, faculty, and staff. The Board of Regents greatly appreciates the legislature’s support and commitment to make these critical improvements.”
Media coverage of the vote can be found below.
Wisconsin Public Radio: Lawmakers approve $1B for UW System construction projects
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Lawmakers approve $1 billion in building projects for UW campuses, reject funding to replace youth prison
Wisconsin State Journal: Budget committee OKs $1.9B in building projects, including $1B for UW campuses