After rejecting staffing requests, Wisconsin Republicans approve DSPS audit

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"The story was reported by Wisconsin Watch’s Matthew DeFour, who reveals that problems at the agency’s call center began before Gov. Tony Evers took office, yet GOP lawmakers have for at least four years rejected Evers’ calls to beef up staff at the agency to meet the needs of license applicants.
In 2022, Evers used federal pandemic relief funds to build up the DSPS call staff, but that money runs out in June. Meanwhile, the agency’s surplus — made up entirely of license fees — has ballooned to nearly $50 million, 10 times more than it was a decade ago." Originally published on February 7th, 2023.

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