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Proposed 2015-2017 Wisconsin state budget

posted Mar 31, 2015, 11:09 AM by Kim Cobb   [ updated Apr 10, 2015, 11:55 AM ]

Thanks to all those who attended the 3/23/15 hearing in Rice Lake! Here’s how you can still provide feedback on the proposed budget:

1. Make a call:

Use the numbers below to connect with your representatives.

Senate 1-844-254-6876

Assembly 1-844-253-9862

When you call you will get a prompt to hit 1 to connect to your representative. You will need to enter your zip code. That should get you attached to the right elected official, whose name you’ll get before you get connected.

2. Mail your comments to:

Joint Finance Committee

Joe Malkasian

Room 305 East, State Capitol, Madison, WI   53702

Information About Proposed Changes


In Barron, Rusk and Washburn Counties, 3,077 individuals and their families will be affected by changes to SeniorCare.

· Proposed changes to SeniorCare

· Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network Advocates No Changes To SeniorCare



· Proposed changes to ADRCs

· Proposed changes that enhance services to older adults andpersons with disabilities


· Budget Summary prepared by Disability Rights Wisconsin

· Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network memo to legislators


Family Care and IRIS

On March 17, 2015 the ADRC Board and the Barron County Commission on Aging unanimously approved this resolution. The Barron County Health and Human Services Board approved the resolution Monday, March 23, 2015.

· Resolution in Support of Retaining and Expanding Wisconsin’s Current Long Term Care System of Family Care, Iris, Partnership, and Aging and Disability Resource Centers

· Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations-FAQs

· Wisconsin long-term care: Interview reviewing program history and impact of proposed budget changes (Wisconsin Public Radio)