JFC Approves $200 Million In Childcare Funding

The state legislature’s joint finance committee has signed off on spending plans from a number of state agencies.

The biggest of those plans is nearly 200 million dollars in ARPA funding for child care in Wisconsin.

Committee Co-chair Representative Mark Born says it’s a boost both to raising kids, but also workforce development.

“Parents don’t have to leave the workforce if they’re already in it because of childcare challenges. Or if they’re looking to get back into it after starting that family.”

Other approvals came for funding to hire nursing trainers for the state technical colleges and a bill that would lower taxes for restaurants that took pandemic stimulus funding.