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$1 million approved for ID scanners in child care facilities

Madison — The Legislature's Joint Finance Committee unanimously approved spending $1 million to install fingerprint scanners in child care facilities as a means of stemming fraud in the Wisconsin Shares subsidy program.

Children or their guardians would need to scan their fingers when they arrive at and leave child care facilities, a move that is meant to give the state assurance that it is paying only for children who actually attend day care.

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