- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Legislature’s budget-writing committee has nixed Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to rework grants earmarked to keep kids out of gangs, pay police officers and help facilities that aid sexually abused children.

Walker’s budget would have removed the earmarks and cut the total funding for the grants by about $1 million. He would have put the remaining $1.8 million into a new justice assistance grant program and ordered the Department of Justice to establish new criteria for recipients.

The budget committee voted 12-4 to delete the provisions from the budget and restore the earmarks but kept Walker’s plan to cut the gang grants by $321,000 annually.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide