The Center Square | January 11, 2022

Republicans at the Wisconsin Capitol are looking to change the state constitution, they say, to keep Wisconsin from wasting billions of dollars.

Sen. Dale Kooyenga, R-Brookfield, and Rep. Robert Wittke, R-Racine, are proposing a Constitutional amendment, Senate Joint Resolution 84, that would give lawmakers a say over how Wisconsin’s federal dollars are spent.

“Long ago, the legislature abandoned its responsibility to help decide where federal funding is spent. It’s time to restore the accountability that the legislative process brings,” Kooyenga explained. “Neither of these proposals is about who is currently the governor, they’re about ensuring Wisconsin thrives long into the future by locking in fiscal responsibility and accountability.”

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