Gov. Tony Evers is proposing nearly $3.8 billion for building projects in his 2023-25 capital budget, nearly half of which will go toward upgrading and renovating University of Wisconsin System’s aging facilities.

Under Evers’ proposal, released Tuesday, nearly $1.8 billion would go to the UW System — about three-quarters of the System’s requested $2.4 billion. In his previous budget two years ago, Evers proposed $1.1 billion for the UW System, with Republicans ultimately approving $629 million.

Evers’ proposal must pass the State Building Commission, which meets March 23, and the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee, both of which are Republican-led. Republicans are likely to cut sizable portions of Evers’ requests — as they did to his first two budget proposals.

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