Over 180,000 Wisconsinites at Risk of Losing Health Coverage in King v Burwell

A new report examines the potential impact of the impending U.S. Supreme Court ruling on King vs Burwell, a ruling that will determine whether people can continue to get federal tax credits for health care coverage purchased through the federal … Continue reading

Top 10 Reasons to Take the Federal Funds to Improve BadgerCare

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides funding for states to expand health insurance coverage for low-income adults who have income below 138% of the federal poverty level (FPL). That part of the ACA gave Wisconsin a great opportunity to close a very large gap in BadgerCare – coverage for “childless adults” (adults who aren’t custodial parents of a dependent child). Continue reading

Returning 17-Year-Olds to the Juvenile Justice System: Reducing Crime and Saving Money

Objective: To return jurisdiction over first-time, non-violent 17-year-old offenders to the juvenile court, making our communities safer and resulting in substantial savings from reduced costs of law enforcement, court processing, and losses to victims. Background: With the adoption of the … Continue reading

Wisconsin’s Uninsured Rates: New Data Underscore the Importance of Preserving the Affordable Care Act

A new WCCF analysis of the recent National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) data and how the data regarding the uninsured underscores the importance of preserving the Affordable Care Act. Read more here

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A Report from Michigan: Progress for Early Childhood

A summary of a report from Peter Pratt, President of Public Sector Consultants in Michigan The Michigan legislature passed–and Republican Governor Snyder signed into law–the FY16 budget in June. Despite severe budget pressure, lawmakers and the governor affirmed their commitment … Continue reading

The Flawed Budget Process Has Gotten Even Worse

On July 2nd we finally saw the product of more than a month of closed door meetings about the state budget bill – during which time the budget committee didn’t have a single open meeting.  After a process that excluded the … Continue reading

Report on Wisconsin’s Infants and Toddlers 2015

Zero to Three has just released a Baby Facts Report for Wisconsin, comparing Wisconsin with national data.  In general, Wisconsin looks better than most states, but there is plenty of room for improvement.

Supreme Court Ruling is a Victory for Wisconsinites

As you have no doubt heard by now, the Supreme Court issued a health care reform ruling this morning that confirms what we have known all along – that the law was designed to provide a tax credit to any … Continue reading

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Race to Equity Scholarship

The Wisconsin Council on Children and Families and the Race to Equity Project are pleased to announce the availability of two “Race to Equity” scholarships. One $1000 scholarship and one $500 scholarship will be awarded to two students graduating from … Continue reading

Alleviating Poverty: Who’s Responsible?

In partnership with the Wisconsin Council of Churches, WISDOM, and the Citizen Action Education Fund, we will be hosting a series of poverty forums to discuss the scope and shape of poverty in Wisconsin and the role of the religious … Continue reading

March 25: An Evening with the Race to Equity Team

Come to the American Family DreamBank to meet the members of the Race to Equity Project and get an update on what they’re working on and how they are moving forward to address racial disparities in Dane County. While at … Continue reading

The Race to Equity Project’s Statement on the Death of Tony Robinson

The Race to Equity Project is deeply saddened by the news that Tony Robinson, a 19 year old African American male, was shot and killed by a Madison police officer. Tony was a loving son, brother and valued friend. He … Continue reading