JFC approves Stewardship Fund extension

The Joint Finance Committee signed off on extending the Stewardship Fund another two years through mid-2022, embracing Gov. Tony Evers’ original request for the program.
But the motion cleared 12-4 along party lines after Evers tweeted ahead of the committee meeting that he now supported reauthorizing the program for 10 years, adding “we have to make sure our kids and their kids can experience our state's greatest treasures for generations to come.”
The committee shot down a Dem motion that would’ve embraced that approach. It would’ve resulted in adding $308.6 million in new bonding authority ...

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