Witnesses call for funding education, pet causes during first JFC public hearing on budget

A parade of witnesses today called on the Joint Finance Committee to pump state funding into pet causes that ranged from increasing school funding to decreasing prisoner recidivism. 
During a hearing at UW-Whitewater, speakers advocated for returning the state’s commitment to fund two-thirds of public education costs, increasing DNR grants to replace PFAS firefighting foam, upping wages for long-term caregivers, supporting Amtrak routes and adding funding for other infrastructure areas. 
Several speakers also focused on keeping a provision in Gov. Tony Evers’ budget that would allow undocument...

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