Wisconsin’s Joint Finance Committee gives three state agencies the OK to spend almost $24 million from the federal government. The Department of Workforce Development will get the biggest share of that money — over $19-million federal stimulus dollars will help provide on-the-job training, and assistance for the unemployed.
The Health Department will be getting $1.1 million to improve the quality and timeliness of data exchanges between health care providers and the Wisconsin immunization registry for keeping track of vaccinations. That agency will also get $1.8 million for for chronic disease prevention and wellness.
The Department of Children and Families is approved to spend $1.4-million to come up with a plan to improve early childhood programs over a three-year period.
The legislature’s budget committee approved the requests in a brief meeting on Tuesday.