Reisch defends vote to kill bipartisan school lunch bill

The Greater Madison Area Chamber of Commerce held an on-line cracker barrel on Saturday morning. District 8 House members John Mills and Tim Reisch, as well as Senator Casey Crabtree, answered questions submitted to Chamber Director Eric Hortness. 

One of the questions asked of the Legislators concerned House Bill 1032, a bipartisan bill that would have provided free lunches to children in the state who are currently eligible for the federal reduced lunches. The bill which would have cost about 500-thousand dollars, failed in committee on a vote of 8-7. Representative Reisch was one of the “no” votes.

Reisch said he would rather see the federal government borrow more money for the program. 

KJAM will have more from Saturday’s Cracker Barrel throughout the week.