WisBusiness: The Medical College of Wisconsin says it could add up to 50 new research positions at a planned cancer research facility, following a Joint Finance Committee vote approving a grant for the project.

WisBusiness: The Medical College of Wisconsin says it could add up to 50 new research positions at a planned cancer research facility, following a Joint Finance Committee vote approving a grant for the project.

Earlier this week, JFC voted in favor of a $10 million State Building Commission grant for the Milwaukee facility, providing two-thirds of the funding that Gov. Tony Evers had originally proposed.

The GOP-controlled committee approved yesterday its version of the budget 12-4 along party lines. Now the biennial state budget must be approved by both the Assembly and Senate and be signed into law by the guv before going into effect.

John Raymond, president and CEO of MCW, says creating a dedicated facility for cancer research would “transform the future of cancer research in Wisconsin and beyond.”

Read the full release here.