Building Commission approves crime lab, other projects for capital budget

MADISON (AP) — A new $75 million state crime lab and law enforcement center in the Milwaukee area and a 19th century-style brewery and beer garden at the Old World Wisconsin historic site were among the projects added to budget plans on Wednesday by the state Building Commission.

The commission approved all of the $803 million worth of projects sought by Gov. Scott Walker in his proposed 2017-19 capital budget. More than half of the new projects, about $450 million worth, would be paid for with new borrowing.

The crime lab would replace an existing 40,000-square-foot operation in Milwaukee. The new 150,000-square-foot lab would be in either Milwaukee County or Waukesha County...


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