MADISON, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has approved a $1.96 billion construction and maintenance budget request.
The board voted 16-1 to send the request to Gov. Scott Walker as he crafts his 2019-21 executive state budget.
Four projects would be funded by increases in student fees, including a new field house and soccer facility at UW-La Crosse; a new UW-Madison natatorium and recreational center; and a new UW-Stevens Point student health center.
Students at the three campuses approved a series of fee raises in 2014 to pay for the projects.
Bryan Steil, a Republican running for Congress, was the only regent who voted against the building budget. He said it was too large and not focused.