“We were very lucky,” said Blank, referring to the timing of the incident.
UW-Madison’s master plan underscores how big the maintenance backlog has become and stipulates that Van Hise will not be replaced until 2035 at the earliest.
One of the chairs of the budget committee, Rep. Mark Born, R-Beaver Dam, said lawmakers will focus on funding the necessary maintenance and repair projects.
“While there will certainly not be the high level of retention that the governor proposed, we will continue to make solid investments in our state’s infrastructure,” he said in a statement.
Other Republican leaders, including committee co-chair Senator Howard Marklein, R-Spring Green, assembly spokesman Robin Vos, R-Rochester, and Senate majority leader Devin LeMahieu, R-Oostburg, did not respond on Monday Requests for comments on UW’s construction projects and whether the incident at Van Hise changed their perspective.
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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Humanities announced that new grants are available for cultural programs.
Until March 1, OH will accept applications from nonprofits wishing to apply for a Major Grant Award of up to $ 10,000 or a Challenge Grant Award of up to $ 20,000. Main and Challenge grant applications will be reviewed by the OH Board of Trustees in late April, and applicants will be informed of funding decisions by May 1.
Eligible projects must support OH’s mission to empower communities by helping Oklahomans learn about the human experience, understand new perspectives, and knowledgeably participate in civic life. OH grants can fund a variety of humanities projects, including exhibitions, lectures, panel discussions, websites, film festivals, and more.
“Local communities across the state can receive funding for projects that have diverse, thought-provoking ideas about human history,” said Executive Director Caroline Lowery. “OH prides itself on providing over a quarter of a million dollars in grants each year to sustain our cultural institutions, catalyze capacity building, and provide cultural opportunities nationwide.”
visit okhumanities.org/grants Learn more about Oklahoma Humanities scholarships, including a brief video introduction to the scholarship process and detailed application guidelines.
Questions regarding the application process can be directed to Kelly Burns, OH Senior Program Officer Kelly@OkHumanities.org.