WPSA needs YOU to Testify at a Joint Finance Public Hearing on the State Budget!

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