State Budget Briefing March 10th at IndependenceFirst/ Joint Finance Budget Hearing 3/20 in Milwaukee

Mental Health Task Force/ Make It Work Milwaukee

This is a reminder that you are urged to join us for a briefing on the proposed state budget and the impact on people with disabilities and older adults. The briefing is scheduled for Tuesday March 10th at 3 PM at IndependenceFirst, 540 S. 1st st. The proposed budget eliminates the IRIS self direction program, makes major changes to Family Care including adding medical care, allows the state to contract with multiple private entities to perform the functions of Aging and Disability Resource centers, and makes changes to the BadgerCare benefit for childless adults including limiting eligibility to four years. The attached summary from DRW provides an overview of the impact on people with disabilities.

The briefing will be followed by a short business meeting of the Mental Health Task Force – we hope to see you Tuesday.

Also, as part of the state budget process, the legislature’s budget committee, the Joint Committee on Finance, will be holding 4 public hearings. I have listed the dates below. Please save the date for the March 20th Milwaukee hearing which will be held at Alverno College. Co-chair Nygren indicated that the hearings will likely run from 10 Am – 5 PM but that is tentative – we will keep you updated as more information is available.

Joint Finance Committee Budget Public Hearings Schedule - Note: Hearings general run from 10 Am – 5 PM. Stay tuned for details.

March 18 – Brillion High School
March 20 – Alverno College in Milwaukee
March 23 – University of WI – Barron County
March 26 – Reedsburg High School

Thank you and hope to see you Tuesday!

Barbara Beckert, Milwaukee Office Director DISABILITY RIGHTS WISCONSIN
6737 W. Washington St., Suite 3230 Milwaukee, WI 53214
414–773–4646 Ext 15 Voice
414–773–4647 Fax
barbara.beckert@drwi.org

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