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-t...

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