JFC Schedules Many Children’s Issues on May 18 and 19

Friday, May 13, 2011 at 10:46 PM by

The Joint Finance Committee’s next executive session on the budget bill will be on Wednesday, May 18th at 11 AM (in the JFC meeting room — 412 East, State Capitol). The committee will take up four papers relating to DHS issues, and 8 papers concerning the Department of Children and Families – including child welfare issues, foster care, and the Social Service Block Grant. The agenda also includes a variety of issues relating to the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

Late this afteroon the committee also posted the May 19th agenda, which includes a number of important K-12 education issues.

You can see all of Wednesday’s budget papers on the Legislative Fiscal Bureau website. The issues we’ll be monitoring include the following:

Health Services — SSI and Public Health
   — Supplemental Security Income – Reestimate and Transfer – # 365
   — Delete State Family Planning Funding – # 366
   — “Family Planning Only” MA Optional Eligibility Group – # 368

Children and Families
   — Social Services Block Grant – # 195
   — Milwaukee Child Welfare – # 200
   — State Foster Care and Adoption Assistance – # 201
   — Subsidized Guardianship – # 202
   — Children and Family Aids – # 203
   — Brighter Futures – # 204
   — Child Welfare Revenue Reestimates – # 205

We’ll follow up later with links to Thursday’s DPI papers.

WCCF is continuing to update our Comparative Summary of the budget as the Finance Committee does its work. A new version with the actions from this week should be done sometime on Monday.

Jon Peacock

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