Governor Scott Walker said on Friday afternoon that the state is accepting bids for a new structure to replace a state office building in downtown Milwaukee. The current state building houses a Division of Motor Vehicles customer service center and several other agencies. The state also leases space elsewhere in the area. Walker afternoon news conference that taxpayers can eventually save money by bringing Milwaukee state employees under one roof in a new building. Walker said the state would borrow $50 million to construct the offices.
State Representative David Bowen of Milwaukee, said that he would like to see Milwaukee County and the State of Wisconsin build a building that houses both state and county offices.