Lassa bill unanimously passes Senate. (Stevens Point Journal, 11/6/2013)
32-0, with Leah Vukmir, R-Wauwatosa, who represents a big chunk of Waukesha County, not voting. A bill designed to help individuals with disabilities overcome barriers to employment, co-authored by State Senator Julie Lassa, D-Stevens Point, unanimously passed the State Senate on Tuesday. The bill now goes to the Assembly.
Senate Bill 274 increases funding for vocational rehabilitation services, an increase that will trigger nearly $18 million more federal matching dollars for the program. In 2012, Wisconsin’s Vocational Rehabilitation program successfully helped 3,250 disabled persons enter the workforce, but there is currently a waiting list of more than 4,000 for the program.
It passed in the Assembly by a vote of 90-4, with the 4 naysayers being representatives who live in Waukesha County.
The "no" votes