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Joint Finance Action This Week

The Joint Finance Committee (JFC) is now in week 3 of Executive Session. When a committee is in executive session, the committee is voting on proposals to recommend passage or no passage to the entire legislature. During the next 5 weeks or so, JFC will be voting on items in the state budget. JFC usually […]

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New Report Highlights Needed Changes in the use of Seclusion and Restraints in Wisconsin Schools and Treatment Programs

On April 20, Disability Rights Wisconsin released of a report, completed in partnership with Wisconsin Family Ties and Wisconsin FACETS, titled “Out of Darkness…Into the Light: New Approaches to Reducing the Use of Seclusion and Restraint with Wisconsin Children.” The report highlights the ways in which Wisconsin children have been harmed by excessive use of […]

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FoodShare Gets a Boost from Federal Stimulus Package

Effective yesterday (April 1), Wisconsin is receiving a significant increase in federal funds for the FoodShare program. The boost stems from passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), otherwise known federal stimulus package. Program participants will see an increase in their benefits, and more families will be eligible as well. For Wisconsinites who […]

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WCCF UPDATES PRELIMINARY SUMMARY OF 2009-11 BUDGET

For each biennial budget bill, the Wisconsin Budget Project at WCCF prepares a comprehensive summary that describes the significant budget issues in a variety of areas. It focuses primarily on issues relating to children and families, but also describes the various measures being used to balance the budget. We prepared such a document about two […]

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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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