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It is finally time to do the right thing and lift the caps on Family Care and the related Programs. Governor Walker has said that he wants the caps lifted. DHS has released its Long-Term Care Efficiencies and Sustainability Plan. There is Bi-Partisan support to lift the caps. What is holding up the public hearings to get these caps lifted?
Now that the State Senate Health Committee has unanimously voted on SB380, the Senate Bill to lift the enrollment caps on Family Care and their related programs, the entire Senate now has the opportunity to do the right thing and vote to lift the enrollment caps.
Survival Coalition is hosting Disability Advocacy Day (http://www.survivalcoalitionwi.org/index.php/events/) on Tuesday, March 6, at the Capitol in Madison. Disability Advocacy Day connects you with your legislators so you can share your story and tell them what issues are important to you. Please participate in this event and make your voice heard about disability issues!
Survival will set up your visit with your legislators. Before your visit, you will have an opportunity to attend a briefing about current disability issues in Wisconsin. You can choose a briefing time of 9 a.m., 11 a.m., or 1 p.m. Participants are asked to arrive at the Capitol 30 minutes prior to the start of their briefing.
AB 110 & SB 486 (Special Needs Voucher Bill). I have previously testified on this bill, (http://www.cudahynow.com/blogs/communityblogs/121247083.html) While the sponsors of the bill have changed from the Florida model to an Ohio model, I still have some concerns.
Today, they are holding the Public Hearing on AB 477 (Lift the Caps Bill). Here is my written testimony
It is finally time to do the right thing and lift the caps on Family Care and the related Programs. Governor Walker has said that he wants the caps lifted. DHS has released its Long-Term Care Efficiencies and Sustainability Plan. There is Bi-Partisan support to lift the caps.
After a truly amazing first session of Wisconsin Partners in Policymaking, I thought that it would be hard to top. I was wrong.
The Senate Committee on Education is holding its public hearing on the Special Needs Voucher Bill (SB486) today.