‘Safer Wisconsin Initiative’ looks to reduce crime

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Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Wisconsin’s attorney general visited the Chippewa Valley today for a proposed initiative aiming to reduce crime in the badger state.

Attorney general Josh Kaul stopped at the Eau Claire County courthouse today to promote the Safer Wisconsin Legislative Package. Kaul says the proposed 115-million-dollar legislative package aims to prevent crime and make communities safer.

He says the legislation would help keep guns out of the hands of people shown to be dangerous, address substance use disorders and mental health, as well as help hold offenders accountable. 

“We have a significant state budget surplus this year and we are proposing that a portion of that surplus be invested in safer communities in Wisconsin.”

According to Eau Claire County district attorney Peter Rindal, several local programs such as victim-witness services and treatment and diversion were drastically impacted by the pandemic. He says this package aims to extend those programs. 

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