Governor Scott Walker has called a special session to make sweeping changes to Wisconsin’s public assistance program. Most of the bills in the Governor’s special session will restrict eligibility for important safety net programs or create administrative barriers to participation in those programs.
Every person in Wisconsin deserves a chance to climb the economic ladder. But too many in Wisconsin are still trapped in poverty, years after the recession has ended. By making sure that everyone has the opportunity to succeed, we can build broad prosperity in Wisconsin. PDF Infographic for 2014 Wisconsin poverty levels
New federal poverty level (FPL) figures were released in January and began to apply to BadgerCare on Feb. 1, 2014. This one-page document shows those figures for different family sizes and translates them into the key percentages of the FPL for purposes of BadgerCare and the Affordable Care Act. It includes the monthly and hourly amounts, as well as the annual figures, and it explains the relevance of different percentages of the FPL.
Childhood poverty is increasing in Wisconsin faster than the national rate. Milwaukee has the fourth-highest level of concentrated poverty of any large city in America, and we have huge racial disparities in child poverty rates.
WCCF has analyzed county-level Census Bureau data on poverty, income, and health insurance coverage for 21 Wisconsin counties, and found that state residents have not yet fully rebound from the impact of the recession that began five years ago.
This chart is a handy reference for the income levels that are relevant for BadgerCare and the Affordable Care Act. It shows the income limits and thresholds for people in different family sizes from 100% to 400% of the federal poverty level, and contains tables that convert the annual income limits into monthly and hourly […]
Last year the state budget process was extremely contentious throughout Wisconsin. Lost on many amid the furor over collective bargaining, cuts to K-12 education, and reduced aid to our communities was the repeal of in-state tuition for undocumented students.
This two-page brief analyzes the effects of not adjusting the credit for inflation between 1990 until 2010.