Survival sends Joint Finance Committee and Legislature recommendations on Legislative Fiscal Bureau budget papers for DHS

Survival Coalition has reviewed the Legislative Fiscal Bureau budget papers for DHS and recommends the committee support the alternatives outlines in full document. Please see full document.

Survival Coalition Disappointed with Lack of Funding for Students with Disabilities

The Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations is disappointed that the Republican members of the Joint Finance Committee are ignoring the needs of students with disabilities and the clear message from families and schools that a 30% reimbursement rate is not adequate to meet the needs of students and keep pace with more than a […]

Joint Finance Committee to take action on Special Education Budget

The Joint Finance Committee will take action on the Special Education Budget on Thursday, May 23rd.  The Survival Coalition is releasing a report that was prepared and delivered to Joint Finance at the Green Bay Hearing.  Families provided their stories to show why additional funding is needed for special education in Wisconsin public schools. You […]

Survival Coalition is disappointed in the Joint Finance Committee’s decision to remove Medicaid expansion from the State Budget.

This decision jeopardizes critical funding for services people with disabilities, older adult, and caregivers rely on. Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organization members have consistently supported Medicaid expansion; many people with disabilities, older adults, family caregivers, and almost 30% of the homecare workforce are in BadgerCare. Read press release

Critical investments for people with disabilities funded with Medicaid Expansion Savings

Critical investments for people with disabilities funded with Medicaid Expansion Savings

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URGENT ACTION before Thurs. May 9 th at 10am

On Thursday, May 9th, the Joint Finance Committee plans to remove Medicaid expansion from the budget. This put many issues for people with disabilities in jeopardy. These are several important items in the budget that may not go forward: Wage increases for direct care workers in Family Care Wage increases for personal care workers Increased […]