DOA Sec. Joel Brennan talks 27th & Wisconsin project, state real estate, and becoming more cynical│Ep. 70

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Joel Brennan, secretary of Wisconsin Department of Administration, spoke to the Milwaukee Rotary Club last week. He discussed Gov. Tony Evers’ plans to shrink the state’s real estate portfolio over the next decade and what was lost when lawmakers removed plans for a new state office building at 27th Street and Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee from the state budget. Brennan also touched on the state budget process and how he has become “a little more cynical” after two years of working in state government.

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Arthur covers banking and finance and the economy at BizTimes while also leading special projects as an associate editor. He spent also five years covering manufacturing at BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.