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May 15, 2015

A Note from Rep. Edming

I'm pleased to announce that leaders on the Joint Committee on Finance have rejected changes to Long Term Care in the next state budget. The new plan directs the state to begin a comprehensive review of FamilyCare and IRIS services and allows Wisconsin to begin negotiations with the federal government to find cost savings.

I've heard from many of my constituents about the Governor's proposed changes and I'm happy that they have been removed. I believe there's a better way to improve our Long Term care programs without jeopardizing their continued success.

Many of my constituents rely on these services that provide resources and support necessary to live a quality life. I'm grateful for the input I received from individuals in my district who brought this issue to the forefront of the budget debate, and I'm honored to be a part of implementing this updated plan.

This Week in Madison

The Assembly passed several bills last week. These bills received bi-partisan support, including my vote:

  • Senate Bill 67 : pupil assessments, evaluation of educator effectiveness, and school accountability reports.
  • Senate Bill 84 : creating a Corrections System Formulary Board in the Department of Corrections, therapeutic alternate drug selections in the state correctional system, and granting rule-making authority. 
  • Senate Bill 94 : standards for the construction and inspection of camping units; for installing, repairing, and maintaining electrical wiring in camping units; and for plumbing in camping units; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; and granting rule-making authority.
  • Assembly Bill 191 : requiring drug testing and treatment for eligibility for certain work experience programs; requiring the Department of Health Services to request a waiver to screen and, if indicated, test and provide treatment to FoodShare employment and training participants for illegal use of a controlled substance; and making an appropriation. 
  • Assembly Bill 193 : the notification of relatives when a child is removed from the custody of the child's parent and placement of a child with a parent of a sibling of the child who has custody of the sibling.

In the 87th District

Recently, a number of school groups have toured the Capitol. It was a pleasure to have so many from the 87th district in Madison. I enjoyed spending time with the students, teachers, and chaperones. 


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