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Spotlight: Tracking the trillions

By Mark Lisheron, Badger Institute

Wisconsin voters could make 2023 a watershed year for oversight of currently unchecked spending of billions of dollars of federal funding flowing into the state.

The State Assembly last week passed a measure that would eventually give Wisconsin voters an opportunity to amend the state Constitution and give the Legislature authority over some federal spending. The Senate is expected sometime next week to vote on the same resolution – which cannot be vetoed by Gov. Tony Evers – and if it is again passed by both houses in the next session, it could be placed on a statewide ballot in 2023.

The Joint Legislative Audit Committee, in the meantime, has also directed the Legislative Audit Bureau to begin an audit of federal pandemic emergency spending.

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1 thought on “Spotlight: Tracking the trillions

  • This needs to pass and the voters need to pass also. There needs to be term limits. Those OLD politicians have learned how to game the system and earn millions while leaving the common person on the short end of the worth scale.

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