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Joint Finance Hearings Commence

Today marked the first of six Joint Finance Committee budget hearings. Joint Finance began their day at the American Legion Hall in Sparta at 10 AM. On Wednesday, they will travel to State Fair Park in West Allis, and on Friday they will be at UW-Eau Claire. WCCF has all the Joint Finance Statewide Budget […]

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OJA Announces New Juvenile Justice Grant Opportunities

The Office of Justice Assistance has just announced the availability of two grant opportunities in the juvenile justice area. They are: (1) Juvenile Offender Substance Abuse and/or Mental Health Program Grants (Non-Direct Juvenile Accountability Grant program)– approximately $275,000 will be available to fund new grants to establish and/or maintain programs to conduct risk and needs […]

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Huffington Post Piece on Health Care by Gov. Doyle

Interesting piece on health care by Gov. Doyle on the Huffington Post last week. Sure, it’s his job to toot his state’s own horn, but he makes some important points in this post. In addition to laying out the case for addressing the nationwide health care crisis, Gov. Doyle focuses on the importance of investing […]

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BadgerCare Plus Coverage of Childless Adults

The budget repair bill signed into law on February 19, 2009, contains funding to allow the state to proceed with plans to offer basic health insurance coverage for low-income adults without dependent children, beginning on July 1, 2009. We have just updated our short paper about this development. The paper describes the need for coverage […]

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Episode 2 of the "Budget Bob Show" Hits the Web

Episode 2 of the “Budget Bob Show” is now available for your viewing pleasure. If you liked the first episode, you’ll love this one. Even if you hated the first one, you might love this one. Episode 2 is about the process through which the Wisconsin state budget is created. It’s lively. It’s informative. And, […]

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Journal Sentinel Column: Improve County Services

In an opinion piece published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Feb. 21, Barbara Beckert of Disability Rights Wisconsin and Karen Avery of IndependenceFirst raise important concerns as advocates for people with disabilities. Beckert an Avery call for an end to the finger-pointing in Milwaukee and argue passionately that it is long past time for […]

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Register for WCCF Advocacy Camp

The Wisconsin Council on Children and Families’ annual advocacy training is being held in Madison this year. It’s a great opportunity to connect with other advocates from all over Wisconsin, and to hone your advocacy skills so you can put them to use on any issue you’re fired up about. The training will take place […]

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WCCF Response to Governor’s Budget

Governor Doyle released his budget proposal last night. In general, WCCF applauds his balanced approach, which includes a number of revenue uppers in addition to a host of inevitable cuts. While we do have some concerns, we appreciate the Governor’s commitment to key spending areas like health care and education. For our initial reaction, read […]

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