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