Wisconsin’s Humpty Dumpty: How New Funding Can Put Our Infrastructure Back Together Again
The State of Wisconsin is facing difficult investment decisions in its biennial budget. Governor Walker’s capital budget invests $769 million less in building projects than the 2013-15 capital budget. These projects are crucial to keep our universities, park systems and dams at safe, functional levels. Funding for these types of facilities is primarily through state bonding. Without resources, renovations that save money in the long term will not be completed and our state’s economy will be negatively affected through less tourism dollars, declining job growth and economic development, and the inability to attract the best and the brightest to our universities.
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