For decades, the standard question at
Finally some more coverage of the proposed Medicaid changes.
Walker wants to limit oversight from Legislature
Madison–Below is the text of Governor Walker’s budget address as prepared:
This blog by South Milwaukee Alderman Erik Brooks at http://4thdistrictblog.com/ is well worth following. While I don't necessarily agree with Alderman Brooks on every issue, I highly respect his responsiveness to his constituients and his concern about and involvement in not only city government but South Milwaukeeans and our well being.
A 99-year-old South Milwaukee man who was robbed of almost $1500 a couple of weeks ago came up in conversation with a South Milwaukee neighbor the other day.
She was so upset and outraged by this home-invasion robbery she called the police department to see if she could make a donation to help offset the man’s loss.
People First Wisconsin ( http://peoplefirstwi.org/) is a group of self advocats who have really embrassed my sons participation in their group. From the time Tyler walked into his first meeting, every member began engaging him. Not just talking to him for a couple of minutes and than walking away, but really having a conversation with him. What I liked about this experience for Tyler was that he was in an environment where his input was valued. At his last meeting, they would not move forward on their agenda until Tyler voted on the issue.
The group was so happy for Tyler to be there, that they changed the age to join the group to 12 to accomodate Tyler and his friends. The group is comprised of adults with varying degrees of disabilities. They have been looking for ways to get younger people more involved in the group and their hope is the group can grow by adding these younger individuals. Their hope is that through Tyler's baseball and basletball teams, more young people will become involved.
Let’s take a step away from the whole budget battle for at least one post.
Here is we have found out, post by post.
The following guest blog comes from Lisa Pugh, public policy coordinator at Disability Rights Wisconsin in Madison.
If you have been watching the national news you know that all is not right in Wisconsin. While the focus has been mainly on the issue of collective bargaining and benefits and wages for public employees, there are five pages tucked within Governor Walker’s 144 page budget repair bill that will have significant consequences for persons with disabilities. As it becomes increasingly clear that Wisconsin is a likely testing ground for ideas on state deficit reduction and Medicaid reform, disability advocates nationally should pay attention.
State says damage to marble at Capitol could hit $7.5 million
To all 14 AWOL Democrat Senators and Union Workers Pawns:
I have been focused on the Medicaid provision in the Budget Repair Bill. When the subject has come up in conversations, a lot of people assume that they are only referring to the BadgerCare programs. But the Wisconsin Department of Health Services has many other services. Instead of writing about each one, here is a link to DHS Medicaid Programs. http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/forwardhealth/
My son is enrolled in the Katie Beckett Program. There are other links within the Katie Beckett Program that have an impact on individuals with developmental disabilities.
This via Kathleen Slamka
Tuesday, March 8 -- 4:00pm to 6:00pm -- Rally and Visibility, Cold Spring and Forest Home, Greenfield. Greenfield Civic Center (old Greenfield Library)
Public sector unions have been a drain on state budgets for too long - it is time to reign in the madness and stand up for the American dream.
Randy you don’t know me and I live in
Please mark your calenders for Wednesday March 16, from 6:30-8:00 at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center (901 15th Ave South Milwaukee) Hear County Supervisors Patricia Jursik and Marina Dimitrijevic along with the Mayors of St Francis, Cudahy and South Milwaukee discuss economic development issues important to to our South Shore communities.
Some items to be discussed: