Budget Committee Set for Vote on $5 Million Corrections Spending Bill
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Legislature's budget committee is slated to vote on sending more than $5 million to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections to spend on information technology and a new office of special investigations.
The Joint Finance Committee was slated to vote Wednesday on two separate spending requests.
The Department of Corrections is seeking approval to spend $4.3 million and hire 36 people to meet what the department says are critical information technology needs. Work they would do includes upgrading computer software, remove and replace outdated systems, and provide technical support for the department's offender records.
A second request would release $936,000 to pay for a new office charged with investigation allegations of misconduct by staff or inmates and determine appropriate action.