Bills to improve Wisconsin Shares clear Assembly committee

    awmakers are advancing legislation that would place new requirements on the embattled Wisconsin Shares child care subsidy program.
    The Assembly Committee on Children and Families unanimously approved three bills that would require an annual report on child welfare recommendations from the Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership, enact qualifications for dependent minor parents enrolling in Wisconsin Shares, and limit the ban on certain convicted criminals from being recognized as child care providers by the state.
    The program came under intense scrutiny last year following a series of stories detailing abuses.

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