A $10 million emergency fund for Wisconsin veterans homes will be part of the two-year state budget the Legislature votes on this summer. Those homes could use the fund for emergencies like a pandemic or a natural disaster. The plan received unanimous approval Thursday. It has to be signed into law by Governor Tony Evers before it goes into effect. The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs will control the fund. It is in charge of three veterans homes where about 1,000 veterans live.

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