State Senator Dave Hansen, D-Green Bay, is calling for a federal investigation of mismanagement and a ban on any future transfers of funds from the King Veterans Home to the Veterans Trust Fund or any other state fund.
Hansen, who serves on the Senate Committee on Transportation and Veterans Affairs, is reacting to an investigative report by a Madison-based media outlet.
The King Veterans Home currently has a $38.9 million surplus, according to a press release from Hansen's office. Meanwhile residents, staff and family members have reported severe nursing and staff shortages, broken wheelchairs, urine soaked carpet and have raised the possibility that residents are being overly medicated.
“We have veterans who served in Special Forces saying they were treated like cattle and like children," Hansen said in the press release. "Such treatment is disrespectful and these claims deserve immediate investigation by no less than the federal government. Until that happens not one dime should be used for any purpose other than fixing the problems at King."