Budget committee approves ag bills

The Joint Finance Committee on Monday unanimously backed a series of bills to help the state’s struggling ag industry.
The six bills were a combination of GOP proposals and bills that Gov. Tony Evers proposed in his State of the State last month.
They include:
*AB 875, which would allow sole proprietors to deduct the cost of their health insurance from their income taxes. Backers said they expect the deduction would amount to $9.5 million a year with $2.5 million of that going to farmers.
Dems sought to amend the bill to add $641,100 in funding for new positions to help farmers struggling with...

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