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Joint Finance Committee Budget Hearings: In-Person and Virtual
The Wisconsin’s Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee will be holding in-person, public hearings on the 2021-2023 state budget as well as one virtual hearing. The hearing schedule:
- Wednesday, April 21, 2021, The Hodag Dome, Rhinelander, WI
- Thursday, April 22, 2021, UW-Stout, Menominee, WI
- Wednesday, April 28, 2021, Virtual (those wishing to testify will need to register in advance)
The public hearings will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. The format will be similar to past hearings. Management at each of the venues will monitor capacity. Those wishing to testify at the virtual hearing will be required to register in advance, detaisl to come on the registration process. A portal is available for individuals to provide input or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources (GWAAR) has created a 2021-2023 Budget summary that highlights aspects of Governor Ever’s budget proposal that impacts older adults and caregivers.
Policy & Budget Priorities
The Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network (WAN) has put forth their 2021-2023 Policy and Budget Priorities regarding the Governor’s budget proposal. This document is a great starting point for advocacy efforts around the budget!
Reinvest in Aging and Disability Resource Centers
The Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network’s (WAN) publication regarding ADRC reinvestment.
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