Governor Evers’ proposed state budget increases the Medicaid personal care rate by 1.5% per year, but an 11% increase is needed to prevent the collapse of Wisconsin’s community-based direct care provider network.
WPSA needs your help to educate lawmakers about the critical need to address the workforce crisis. The Joint Finance Committee—the Legislature’s budget-writing committee—is holding public hearings on the budget during the month of April. It is very important that they hear real stories from providers, workers and clients about how the crisis is impacting people in their everyday lives.
If you are interested in speaking at a public hearing, please contact the WPSA Board! WPSA’s budget talking points document and tips for testifying before the Joint Finance Committee can be found on the Legislative Resource page!
Here are the official dates and locations:
Friday, April 5, 2019 (10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
Pontiac Convention Center
2809 North Pontiac Drive
Janesville, WI 53545
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 (10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
Oak Creek Community Center
8580 South Howell Avenue
Oak Creek, WI 53154
Monday, April 15, 2019 (10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
University of Wisconsin – River Falls
University Center – Riverview Ballroom #260
500 Wild Rose Avenue
River Falls, WI 54022
Free Public Parking Accessible at: PAY 1 LOT, North Second Street, River Falls, WI 54022
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 (10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
University Union - Phoenix Rooms
2430 Campus Court
Green Bay, WI 54311