MADISON — The
Legislature's finance committee is set to consider Gov. Scott
Walker's proposal to create a new office to ensure the government
continues in the wake of a disaster.
calls for creating the Office of Government Continuity within the
Department of Administration. The office would be tasked with
developing and updating a continuity plan for each state agency.
budget would set aside $676,500 to pay for five employees and
supplies. Three positions, one within the Department of Health
Services, one within the Department of Safety and Professional
Standards and one within the state historical society would be
eliminated to create three spots within the new office.
The committee is
expected to take up the proposal Wednesday. The panel could adopt
it, tweak it or reject it completely.