UWEC Science Building Project Advances in Budget Process

MADISON, WI – The Joint Committee on Finance voted on Tuesday, June 11th to approve Governor Tony Evers’ $109 million capital budget request for the new UW-Eau Claire Science and Health Sciences Hall. In response to this vote, Senator Jeff Smith (D-Brunswick) shared the following statement:

“I’m relieved to see Republican JFC members put students and science ahead of politics in approving Governor Evers’ proposal. The merits of this project are clear. Mayo Clinic’s partnership commitment presents an incredible opportunity for Eau Claire to be a national leader for rural healthcare research and innovation.

“I look forward to working with my Republican and Democratic colleagues to make sure the UWEC Science and Health Sciences building project is preserved through the budget negotiation process.”

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