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Lawmakers approve sweeping veterans home audit

Wisconsin lawmakers on Wednesday ordered auditors to perform a sweeping review of conditions at the state's largest veteran nursing home, after a newspaper story alleged it was providing substandard care.

The Republican-controlled Joint Legislative Audit Committee voted unanimously to authorize a probe at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King that will examine staffing levels and training, revenue and spending trends, compliance with state and federal regulations, how the state monitors the facility, and maintenance needs.

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary John Scocos told the committee during a hearing before the vote that agency investigators haven't been able to...