JFC approves Evers clean drinking water provisions, debates lead laterals

The committee voted unanimously to approve Gov. Tony Evers’ proposal to pump more money into a program to provide clean drinking water.
But the debate turned into a series of jabs over Republicans’ decision to reject $40 million in additional bonding that would’ve gone to replace lead laterals. Evers included that bonding in his budget, but Republicans voted last week to pull it out.
Dems then countered today with a motion to provide $35 million in bonding for the program, but Co-chair John Nygren, R-Marinette, ruled the motion was out of order because the provision had already been pulled out...

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