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Evers slams Republicans for opposing capital budget after supporting it

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Gov. Tony Evers speaks in a UW-La Crosse science lab, flanked by State Rep. Jill Billings (left), State Sen. Jennifer Shilling, and UW-L Chancellor Joe Gow

One day, they voted for it…and the next day, they were against it.

Governor Tony Evers accuses Republicans on the state building commission of playing politics with his capital budget this week.

Speaking Friday at UW-La Crosse, Evers said the commission’s move to vote against every building item in the budget is ’embracing gridlock,’ and risking public safety in Wisconsin.

The governor spoke while visiting the new science building at UW-L, which is only half-completed.

Over $80 million dollars in funding for the other half is in the budget that was voted down.

State Senator Jennifer Shilling says the ‘no’ votes will delay construction of many needed buildings at the La Crosse campus and other sites around Wisconsin.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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