Wisconsin Library Association "Library Champion" award winner Amy Loudenbeck offers up this lame justification.
"We're not going to create new programs in the budget," said state Rep. Amy Loudenbeck, R-Clinton. "We're going to fund what we know is already working."
Reporter Shawn Johnson rips this argument to shreds in the following paragraph:
Republicans ultimately supported $1.2 million for a homeless and housing grant. Republicans also preserved a program slated for elimination by the governor that provides grants to municipalities that connect people facing homelessness with jobs. Evers wanted to eliminate the program because it did not receive any applications in its two years of existence. [emphasis added]