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Finance committee OKs money for voter ID outreach

Wisconsin election officials will get $250,000 to re-launch efforts to educate voters about photo identification requirements, state lawmakers decided Monday.

The Joint Finance Committee voted unanimously to release the money to the new state Elections Commission. That agency is considering television and radio commercials, smartphone ads, online videos, bus and Facebook ads, and pre-show ads at movie theaters that could run as early as this summer.

"We just want to make sure the integrity of the vote is there, and this is a good way to let everyone know there is voter ID because we've gone back and forth (on whether the requirement is in effect)," Sen. Alberta...