Gov. Walker: Applauds Joint Finance Committee for passing bill to pay the bills

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MADISON—Governor Walker praised the Joint Finance Committee today for unanimously passing the Bill to Pay the Bills which was introduced by Representatives Warren Petryk and Tom Larson. The legislation would pay for unfunded lapses, prevent delaying the next school aid payment and direct the state to pay back the Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund.

“I commend the Joint Finance Committee for its commitment to fiscal responsibility,” said Governor Walker. “This is another important step to getting the state’s fiscal house in order and protecting Wisconsin’s taxpayers. Like any family in Wisconsin, our priority is paying off our bills. We took office facing hundreds of millions of dollars in unpaid bills, now thanks to the JFC we are well on our way to paying them off.”