Joint Finance approves GOP bill to spend federal COVID money along party lines

The Joint Finance Committee voted along party lines to approve 11 GOP bills to spend coming stimulus money as Dems questioned whether the proposals were allowed under federal law.
The 11-4 votes came after memos from the Legislative Fiscal Bureau suggested millions Republicans want to spend don’t meet current federal guidance on how the money can be used. That includes paying off debt, grants for local roads and covering work on an emergency communication system.
Rep. Evan Goyke, D-Milwaukee, said Republicans lack a cohesive plan because they don’t have final guidance from the federal governme...

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