Support Our Neighbors with their Inner Struggles September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. With school, sports, volunteering, and all other activities coming into full swing as summer months are coming to an end, it is important to recognize when an individual may be struggling and how we can provide support.
WI Education Chair: DPI’s Test Results are Shocking, Students Deserve Better Overall test scores are headed in the wrong direction and of major concern is the downward trend in reading. It's time to abandon failed reading methods being taught to future teachers in some of our colleges of education and return to the historical, science-based basics of reading instruction.
Joint Committee on Finance Approves Increased Funding for Farmer Mental Health Today’s action provided DATCP $200,000 for increased farmer mental health access over the next two years.
Speaker’s Task Force on Adoption Envisions Solutions Many solid recommendations have been made by stakeholders throughout this process. I feel confident that this task force will be able to conclude in September with viable bipartisan legislation to improve the process for our vulnerable children as well as their parents and foster parents.
Assembly Republican Representatives call for Veto Override on Mental Health Care Initiatives The Governor says Wisconsin needs to accept federal Medicaid dollars, putting more people on welfare, but isn’t willing to spend the money the legislature invested to care for the mental health needs of people already on it. They are asking colleagues to consider a veto override this fall.