Sen. Shilling: Dem proposal to end Veteran Home fund raids rejected by GOP budget committee

Contact: Tony Palese,
MADISON, WI – Despite ongoing issues with staff shortages, facility maintenance and mismanagement at the state’s King Veteran Home, Republican lawmakers on the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee rejected a Democratic proposal that would have prevented a $26 million funding raid. This move comes after a recent legislative audit report revealed that Republicans have already raided $21 million from the veteran nursing home since Gov. Walker took office.
“Our veterans have made tremendous sacrifices to keep us safe and they deserve th...

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