During a public hearing in Reedsburg March 26, Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette), Co-Chair of the Joint Finance Committee (JFC), announced his support for preserving Wisconsin’s SeniorCare program – a key indicator that the legislature will reject Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed deletion of the program from the budget.
Rep. Ed Brooks (R-Reedsburg), who recently sent a letter to Nygren urging the JFC to keep SeniorCare as is, has been a vocal opponent of proposed changes to SeniorCare since Walker unveiled his budget in February.
“We have the opportunity to pass a budget that is fiscally conservative, balanced, and fair to all Wisconsinites – but we’re going to have to make some changes,” said Brooks. “Saving SeniorCare is a good start, and I look forward to working with my colleagues on other issues – like preserving Family Care – that will enable this budget to work for all Wisconsinites.”
Brooks had positive things to say about Nygren and other members JFC members.
“Chairman Nygren and the rest of the committee have been good to work with on this budget. The members take their jobs seriously, and their commitment to getting things done right has been an encouragement.”