- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Legislature’s finance committee has authorized borrowing tens of millions of dollars for building projects around the state.

The committee voted 12-4 Wednesday to approve four projects, including a science lab at Carroll University, an Eau Claire arts center, an agricultural education center in Manitowoc and renovations at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s chemistry building.

The Carroll lab would be funded with $3 million in bonds and $23.5 million in gifts and grants. The arts center would be funded with $15 million in bonding. The agricultural center would be funded with $5 million in bonding and $6.6 million in gifts and grants. The UW-Madison chemistry building renovations would be funded with $86.2 million in bonding and $21.6 million in gifts and grants.

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