Members of the Legislature`s budget committee voted Thursday to create a $125 million fund for removing PFAS, a synthetic chemical tied to adverse health outcomes, from Wisconsin drinking water.
The fund was proposed and approved by an 11-4 party line vote at a hearing of the Joint Finance Committee Thursday evening, but Republicans who run the panel did not specify how the money was to be used. Rep. Mark Born, R-Beaver Dam, the committee`s co-chair, said laws will be passed separately to determine how the funds are get spent.
"The bills are gonna work their way through the legislative process," he said. "Our priority is to make sure there`s funding available to work on these things."...
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