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AARP to Testify at All Six State Budget Hearings

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AARP Wisconsin will have a large red-shirted presence at all six state budget hearings across Wisconsin in April, and we welcome you to join and sit with our group of volunteer advocates if there is a hearing in your area that you plan to attend.

The Joint Finance Committee has scheduled the hearings to listen to comments from Wisconsinites who want to respond to the proposals included in Governor Walker’s proposed 2017-19 state budget.

In this budget cycle we will be thanking state legislators for their continued funding of the popular SeniorCare and Family Care programs, while asking for their continued support through any changes that are made to Medicaid.

We will ask members of the Joint Finance Committee to support additional resources that help family caregivers take care of loved ones in their own homes and communities. We will also ask for continued funding for the current dementia c are specialists and funding to expand the program statewide.

If you also believe these programs and services are important to Wisconsin, please join us at any of the budget hearings and we'll give you a red shirt to wear. You can register to attend the hearings either online or by calling toll free 1-877-926-8300. Please share this RSVP info with others. You do not need to be an AARP member to register or join us.

Here is the official schedule of the Joint Finance Committee’s state budget hearings…

►Monday, April 3 rdPlatteville. The hearing will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Ullsvick Hall, 30 South Hickory St., on the campus of the university in Platteville, WI 53818

►Wednesday, April 5 thWest Allis. The hearing will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Exposition Center at State Fair Park, 8200 West Greenfield Ave., West Allis, WI 53214

►Friday, April 7 thBerlin. The hearing will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the auditorium of Berlin High School, 222 Memorial Dr., Berlin, WI 54923

►Tuesday, April 18 thSpooner. The hearing will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the auditorium at Spooner High School, 801 County Highway A, Spooner, WI 54801

►Wednesday, April 19 thEllsworth. The hearing will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the gymnasium of Ellsworth High School, 323 West Hillcrest St., Ellsworth, WI 54011

►Friday, April 21 stMarinette. The hearing will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the auditorium of Marinette High School, 2135 Pierce Ave., Marinette, WI 54143

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