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Joint Finance Activities

The Joint Finance Committee hearing ended last week and the long term care community was able to show up at all the hearings! A total of 20+ people attended the six hearings and 16+ people testified on behalf of the 5% increase to CIP, COP, personal care, home health, nursing homes, and Community Aides. Additionally, a number of the individuals who testified were approached by committee members, their aides, or other legislators from the area and were asked for further information about the increase. The media was also interested in the 5% increase. A radio reporter interviewed two individuals and Judy Ellenberger from Creative Community Living Services was quoted in the March 28 th Eau Claire Leader Telegram article, "Finance Committee Listens to Local Concerns."

Read the testimony of a personal care worker and a nursing home administrator.