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Budget proposal broadens power to sell property

Published On: Mar 18 2013 11:09:46 AM CDT

MADISON, Wis. -

A legislative fiscal analysis says state administrators would have broader power to sell or lease state-owned property under Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget.

The Legislative Fiscal Bureau said the Department of Administration could sell the properties without the approval of the agency which has jurisdiction over them. A sale would be subject to approval from the Building Commission, which is headed by the governor.

Walker spokesman Cullen Werwie told the State Journal the governor wants to explore the possibility of selling unused land or state-owned power plants. Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca said Walker's proposal is too broad and is inappropriate for the budget. He said if the proposal is to explore the sale of power plants, then the language should be more specific.

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