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10
Jun
2016

familycare2-fightDHS withdraw it's FamilyCare 2.0 proposal, which would have made a number of changes to the Family Care and IRIS Programs, from the Joint Committee on Finance this morning. Action may mark end to the controversial Walker Administration proposal.


MADISON - This morning, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) withdraw it's FamilyCare 2.0 Concept Paper from the Joint Committee on Finance. The 2015-2017 State Budget, Act 55, directs the DHS to make a number of changes to the Family Care and IRIS Programs and would let private insurance companies run the programs for the elderly and the disabled in Wisconsin..

This action may mark an end to the controversial Walker Administration proposal.

This has been a yearlong battle for the nearly 60,000 people in this state who participate in Family Care and IRIS and the people who love them. They have organized, battled, advocated, and stressed.

"I wish I could say it is a victory for them but it just feels like Governor Walker and the Department ran them through the ringer unnecessarily," said Senator Jon Erpenbach, a member of the committee. "There are some things in government that do not deserve to be measured with private company profit margin; care for the elderly and disabled is one of them.”

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09
Jun
2016

uwgb-studentCuts to UW campuses and financial aid leading to higher student loan debt.

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08
Jun
2016

uwgb-studentsRepublican budget cuts costing UW students and families more.

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07
Jun
2016

dems-v-repubALTOONA, WI - American politics is in system failure. In a democratic republic, the definition of system failure is when a clear public consensus emerges that we the people are being ruled, not represented. Current conditions fit that definition.

The latest polling by The Associated Press shows nearly all Americans now believe that neither major political party represents the views of your average voter. A mere 14% say the Democratic Party is responsive to the voters while just 8% say the same about the Republicans.

An overwhelming majority of voters told AP in no uncertain terms that neither party is receptive to fresh perspectives. Only 17% of the public say the Democratic Party is open to new ideas for dealing with the country’s problems, and a meager 10% say that about the Republican Party.

A whopping 90% of voters lack confidence in the country’s political system while upwards of half go so far as to say that the two-party structure is “seriously broken.” Seventy percent of voters, including equal proportions of Democrats and Republicans, admit to feeling frustrated about the 2016 presidential election and 55% say they feel “helpless.”

Written by Mike McCabe, Blue Jean Nation   
 
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