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Madison to be reimbursed for protest costs


MADISON (WKOW) -- The city of Madison will be reimbursed for security costs related to the protests in February.

The officer of Mayor Paul Soglin says the Legislature's Joint Committee on Finance approved $712,833 for the city of Madison. 

On October 14, the Department of Administration submitted a request for the money on behalf of the city of Madison.  Under the passive review process, the Joint Committee on Finance had 14 days to object to the amount.  That time expired Wednesday without any objection.

Mayor Soglin said, "I am pleased that the committee approved these funds.  This reimbursement recognizes the valuable contribution made by Madison police officers and firefighters.  We had some minor differences with the total cost, but we are going to move on.  This is good news for Madisonians."

In August, the committee approved $7.4 million to reimburse most of the communities that provided security services.  The audit of Madison's costs had not been completed at that time.

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