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-- The Joint Finance Committee wrapped up its meeting after approving a big increase in the daily rates state taxpayer and counties pay to house juvenile offenders.
State Sen. Lena Taylor, D-Milwaukee, objected to the modification and slammed the "inhumane" treatment of those housed at Lincoln Hilly and Copper Lake.
"Instead of increasing the rates, we should be giving Milwaukee County the ability and the authority to keep our kids," Taylor said.
JFC Co-chair John Nygren, R-Marinette, chided...