Contact: Emelia Rohl
MADISON – On Tuesday, legislation to invest in the future of Wisconsin’s workforce took the first step towards becoming law.
State Senator Dan Feyen (R – Fond du Lac) testified before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Revenue and Financial Institutions on Senate Bill 14 which seeks to invest in Wisconsin’s workforce by incentivizing Wisconsin businesses to offer more opportunities for paid internships across the state.
“Students who intern in Wisconsin are more likely to stay and build their lives here,” said Sen. Feyen. “This bill allows us to invest not only in training our students, but also in the future of Wisconsin’s workforce and economy.”
Under this legislation, businesses who hire paid interns will receive up to $1,000 in tax credit per paid intern for up to five interns.
In Sen. Feyen’s first session every bill he authored that became law received bipartisan support. Sen. Feyen looks forward to working with his colleagues on both sides of the aisle to continue this important work for the people of Wisconsin.
See full text: Senate Bill 14.