WEDC would have to find $4 million in its existing appropriations to cover efforts to attract and retain talent, under a motion the Joint Finance Committee approved along party lines.
The GOP motion, approved 12-4, would require half of that money to target veterans.
In doing so, the committee rejected Dem. Gov. Tony Evers’ proposal to add $10 million in general purpose revenue over the next two years to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.’s efforts as Wisconsin faces a continued worker shortage.
GOP members of the committee accused the Evers administration of wasting money that...
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