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Funding request withdrawn for governor's mansion

MADISON (WKOW) -- Money to pay for a $478,000 renovation project at the governor's mansion will be sought through private donations rather than taxpayer funds as originally proposed.

The Wisconsin Department of Administration says, the nonprofit Wisconsin Executive Residence Foundation will seek private donations for the project.

The funding request was removed from Wednesday's agenda for the State Building Commission, although Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch says it will return if enough donations cannot be raised.

The renovation project includes upgrading the first-floor kitchen, as well as the kitchenette in the private quarters on the second floor.  The main kitchen was last renovated in 1986, while the residential kitchenette has not been updated since the late 60s.

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