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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 64.0° F  A Few Clouds
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Sprinkling upgrade on the Wisconsin Capitol lawn

Despite all the cutbacks the state is making because of Gov. Scott Walker's budget, the Capitol lawn is getting a bit of pampering.

A new irrigation system is being installed under the lawn to the tune of $176,000. Carla Vigue, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Administration, says, "The layout of the existing system covers only 60% of the lawn and very little of the flower beds and bushes, which means that maintaining the Capitol lawn currently requires significant hand watering."

Hand watering, of course, requires employees.

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