This is another Republican unfunded state mandate and boondoggle, that’ll cost the majority of us who were against this law, over a million dollars...
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WSJ: The state Justice Department asked legislators Wednesday for permission to spend an additional $788,000 to ensure the agency can keep up with concealed carry applications.
The law authorized the department to spend $236,700 from application fees to hire one full-time employee and 10 temporary employees to handle the applications. It wasn't enough; the department was forced to pull employees from other assignments to help.
In December, the Legislature's budget committee approved a department request to release more application fee revenue to hire 21 additional workers to beef up the approval operation and offset the impending loss of the initial temporary workers. The department needs $384,520 to hire eight two-year workers to replace the soon-to-be lost temps.
Of course the Democrats won’t stand for this massive spending spree:
Erik Peterson, chief-of-staff for Sen. Lena Taylor, a Milwaukee Democrat and a long-time finance member, said he doubted any Democratic members would raise any objections.