Wheeler Report, February 9,  2017:

​Press release from the Wisconsin Long-term Care Coalition:

"Long Term Care Stakeholders Pleased to see Governor Walker Building on Wisconsin’s Nationally Recognized Long Term Care System" 


The Hill, February 2, 2017:

"Medicaid block grants — bigger threat to US healthcare than ACA repeal"

-by By Charlotte Haberaecker, Opinion Contributor


NPR, January 23, 2017:

"Republican Plan to Replace Obamacare Would Turn Medicaid Over to States"



Urban Milwaukee Op-Ed  By Disability Rights Wisconsin, January 9, 2017:

Medicaid Block Grants Could Hurt Wisconsin, 20% of state’s citizens, 1.1 million, depend on Medicaid. Block grant system would threaten them with cutbacks


Wheeler Report, July 1, 2016:​

​Press release from the Wisconsin Long-term Care Coalition:

"Long Term Care Stakeholders Celebrate Family Care and IRIS Expansion to Rock County "


GazetteXtra, Walworth County, WI, June 16, 2016:

"Cost-saving Medicaid changes hit election-year roadblock"  

-Steven Walters


The Wheeler Report, Madison, WI, June 14, 2016:

Press Release from The Wisconsin Long-term Care Coalition:

"Long-Term Care Stakeholders Looking Ahead to 2017-2019 Budget" 

Memo from the Long-Term Care Coalition:

"Wisconsin Long-Term Care Coalition Reaction to DHS’ Announcement to Withdraw Family Care/IRIS 2.0 Concept Plan" 


Channel 3000.com, Madison, WI June 12, 2016:

Opinion: "State Department of Health Services listened, heard, did the right thing"


The Capital Times, Madison, WI, June 10, 2016:

"Disability advocates praise withdrawal of changes to Wisconsin long-term care programs"

-Jessie Opien


WKOW.com, Madison, WI, June 10, 2016:

"State Scraps Long-term Care Changes"


Centre Daily Times, June 10, 2016:

"Wisconsin DHS withdraws long term care proposal"


The Wheeler Report, Madison, WI,  June 10, 2016:

Press Release from Save IRIS:

"Thank you for saving IRIS"


The Wheeler Report, Madison, WI,  June 10, 2016:

Press Release  from Wisconsin BPDD:

“Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities Thanks DHS for Withdrawing Planned Changes to Family Care/IRIS”


The Wheeler Report, Madison, WI,  June 10, 2016:

Press Release from Disability Rights Wisconsin:

"Disability Rights Wisconsin Welcomes News that Plans for Family Care/IRIS Reforms are Withdrawn"


​The Wheeler Report, Madison, WI,  June 10, 2016:​

Letter from Secretary Kitty Rhoades to JFC


The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI, June 10, 2016:

"Scott Walker's administration drops plan to shift Family Care to for-profit insurers"

-Jason Stein and Guy Boulton


The Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, WI, June 10, 2016:

"Health Services Department withdraws request for changes to state Medicaid programs"

​-Haley Hansen


The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI,  June  5, 2016:

"Lawmakers: Delays likely on long-term care changes"

-Patrick Marley


Isthmus, Madison, WI, June 2, 2016:

Caregiver crisis: Aging and disabled people suffer from shortage in personal care workers

-Allison Geyer​


Wisconsin Public Radio, Madison, WI, June 3, 2016

"​Advocate Plans New Push For Walker Administration Records On Long-Term Care Changes: Court Ruling On Open Records May Impact State Disclosure"
-Laurel White


The Wheeler Report, Madison, WI,  June 1, 2016:

Letter from the Democratic Members of the Joint Finance Committee to Senator Darling & Rep. Nygren


The Wheeler Report, Madison, WI May 28, 2016:

"Plan to overhaul long-term care programs raises concerns"


The Wheeler Report, Madison, WI , May 27, 2016: 

"Wisconsin's Legislative Fiscal Bureau's memo to the Joint Committee on Finance regarding the Family Care/IRIS 2.0 Concept Paper"


The Wheeler Report, Madison, WI, May 27, 2016:

"Letter from Disability Rights Wisconsin to the Wisconsin State Legislature"


The Wheeler Report, Madison, WI, May 26, 2016:

Letter from the Autism Society to JFC


The Wheeler Report, Madison, WI, May 26, 2016:

Press Release from the Wisconsin Long-term Care Coalition:

"Long Term Care Coalition Calls for Changing the Focus of Long Term Care Redesign" 

Memo from the Wisconsin Long-term Care Coalition to Wisconsin Legislature: 

"Time for the Legislature to Change the Focus on Long-Term Care Redesign"


The Shepherd Express, Milwaukee, WI, May 24, 2016:

"Walker’s Family Care Overhaul Might Be Hitting a Snag"

-Lisa Kaiser​


The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI, May 22, 2016:

Letter to Editor: Long-term Care Concerns

Letter from Tricia Thompson, Menomonee


The Wheeler Report, Madison, WI May 19, 2016:

"Memo to Gov. Walker, Sen. Darling, Rep. Nygren, DHS Sec. Rhoades: Please listen to Wisconsin residents. Save IRIS."


The Wheeler Report, Madison, WI , May 17, 2016:

"Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network Aging Advocacy Day"


Channel 3000, Madison, WI, May 16, 2016:

"Editorial: New opportunity to get it right as state delays changes to long term care"


The Wheeler Report,  Madison, WI, May 16, 2016:

Press Release from Save IRIS:

"Save IRIS asks Legislators to Follow the Facts, Not the Big Insurance Lobby"


​​The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI, May 16, 2016:

"Family Care changes wouldn't take effect until 2018​"

-By Jason Stein


The Cap Times, Madison, WI, May 13, 2016:

Letter to Editor: "Vi Hawkins and Bob Haase: If Family Care and IRIS aren't broken, don't fix them"


The Wheeler Report, Madison, WI, May 12, 2016:

Press Release from The Wisconsin Long-Term Care Coalition:

"DHS Projects No Long Term Care Cost Savings from Family Care/IRIS 2.0 "

Memo from The Wisconsin Long-Term Care Coalition:

"Memo to Joint Finance"


Channel 3000, Madison, WI, May 8, 2016:

​"Changes to Wisconsin's long-term care programs deserve care, caution"


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI, May 5, 2016:
"Disturbed by Family Care Proposal,"

-Opinion Letter by: Juli Bauer


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI, May 3, 2016:

"Take time on Family Care overhaul"

-Opinion/Editorial


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI, May 3, 2016:

"Family Care Isn't Broken"

Opinion, Letter by: Charles and Priscilla Camilli


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI, May 3, 2016:

"No, It's Not A 'No-Brainer'"

Opinion, Letter by: Patrick Linnane


Superior Telegram, Superior, WI, May 3, 2016:

"When it comes to long-term care, let’s take time to get things right"

-Lynn Breedlove and Tom Frazier 


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Madison, WI, April 28, 2016:

"State could shift care of elderly, disabled to for-profit companies"

-By Jason Stein and Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel


WisconsinHealthNews.com, April 22, 2016:

"Family Care/IRIS Letter to JFC"


Post-Crescent, Appleton/Fox Cities, April 22, 2016:

"Long-term Care Proposal Lacks Needed Details"

-Opinion, by: Lynn Breedlove and Tom Frazier


​Wisconsin Health News, April 4, 2016:

​"DHS revises, submits Family Care and IRIS 2.0 concept paper"


Channel 3000.com, Madison, WI, March 8, 2016:

"Public weighs in on Family Care changes"

-Dannika Lewis


Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, WI, March 8, 2016:  

"Disabled, elderly testify about Family Care, IRIS changes"
-David Wahlberg


WPR, Eau Claire, WI March 7, 2016:

"Hearing Yields Skepticism, Praise For Planned Changes To Long-Term Care, Family Care And IRIS Programs Would Be Combined Under Integrated Health Agencies"

-Shamane Mills


Wheeler Report, Madison,  WI, March 4, 2016:

"Save IRIS Responds to the Family Care/IRIS 2.0 Concept Paper" 

-Contact Person: Julie Burish


​Wheeler Report, Madison,  WI, March 2, 2016:

"Disability Rights Wisconsin Reacts to Family Care 2.0 Concept Paper Released Today"

-Contact Person: Lisa Pugh


News Release from the Department of Health Services, Madison, WI, March 2, 2016:

"Family Care/IRIS 2.0: The Concept Paper, DHS unveils design for next generation of long-term care in Wisconsin"

-Contact Person: Jennifer Miller


News Release from the Department of Health Services, Madison, WI, February 25, 2016:

Family Care/IRIS 2.0: Choice and Quality Control, Building on Wisconsin’s reputation as a leader in long-term care services

-Contact Person: Jennifer Miller


News Release from the Department of Health Services, Madison, WI, February 22, 2016:

"Family Care/IRIS 2.0: Benefits and Self-Direction, Reform focused on maintaining, improving long-term care benefits now and for the future" -Contact Person: Julie Lund​


Wheeler Report, Madison,  WI,  February 15, 2016:

"Long Term Care Coalition unveils Blueprint for long term care redesign" - Contacts: Lynn Breedlove and Tom Frazier


Yahoo Finance, February 9, 2016:

​"Magellan Health to Expand Capabilities Related to Long-Term Services and Supports" -Media Contact: Colleen Flanagan Johnson


Wheeler Report, Madison, WI: July 12, 2015:

"Governor Scott Walker Signs 2015-2017 State Budget, Lowers Property Taxes Again"- press release, Laurel Patrick- Contact Person


​​LaCrosse Tribune, LaCrosse, WI: July 10, 2015:

"Doyle urges Walker to reject IRIS, Family Care changes" -Tribune Staff


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI: July 9, 2015:

"Governor should use his veto pen on state budget" -Editorial


Wheeler Report, Madison, WI: July 9, 2015:

"Save IRIS Asks Governor Walker for his Help "- Julie Burish and Jason Endres- Contact Persons


Wheeler Report, Madison, WI: July 2, 2015:

​"Save IRIS Requests Technical Fixes to Ensure Supports" -Julie Burish and Jason Endres- Contact Persons


WISN, Milwaukee, WI: June 20, 2015:

"Upfront with Mike Gousha: State Changes Home Care Plan"


Journal Sentinel All Politics Blog, Milwaukee, WI: June 9, 2015:

"Long-term care advocates march to protest state budget provision" -Andrew Hahn


WKOW, Madison, WI: June 9, 2015: 

"Group marches on State Capitol to protest long-term care changes" 


Wisconsin Public Radio, Madison, WI: June 9, 2015:

"Supporters Of Long-Term Care Programs Protest Changes At State Capitol" -Shamane Mills


Wheeler Report, Madison, WI: June 8, 2015:

"People With Disabilities, Seniors From All Corners of State Travel to Madison Tuesday to Plea for Changes to Long-term Care"

-Save IRIS, Julie Burish and Jason Endres-Contact Persons


Wheeler Report, Madison, WI: June 4, 2015:

"Wisconsin Citizens Unite in a Final Effort to Save Long-term Care" -Save IRIS, Julie Burish and Jason Endres- Contact Persons


Wheeler Report, Madison, WI: May 28, 2015:

"Save IRIS reminds their legislators that it is not too late to do the right thing" -Julie Burish and Jason Endres- Contact Persons


Wheeler Report, Madison, WI: May 28, 2015:

"Survival Coalition Statement regarding JFC Family Care/IRIS Vote" - Survival Coalition, Maureen Ryan, Beth Sweeden and Kristin M. Kerschensteiner, Contact Persons


Wheeler Report, Madison, WI: May 28, 2015:

"Joint Finance Vote Does Not Reflect WI Long-Term Care Participant Input" 

- BPDD, Beth Sweeden-Contact Person


Wheeler Report, Madison, WI: May 28, 2015:

"Statement applauding Joint Finance action on Family Care & preserving IRIS" -Alliance of Health Insurers


Wheeler Report, Madison, WI: May 27, 2015:​ 

"Thousands of people across the state have voiced their opinion, but it is apparent our voices and message have not been heard"

- Julie Burish and Jason Endres, Contact Persons


Wheeler Report, Madison, WI: May 27, 2015:​ 

"Key Legislative Committee Unveils Long-term Care Plan that Contradicts Public Input: Advocates and Families Shocked"

-Wisconsin Long-term Care Coalition, Lynn Breedlove and Tom Frazier-Contact Persons


Wheeler Report, Madison, WI: May 27, 2015:​ 

"Survival Coalition says that Joint Finance Republican motion does not heed disability community’s input"- Survival Coalition


Wheeler Report, Madison, WI: May 27, 2015:​ 

"JFC Republicans Protect Long Term Care Members Develop a Plan that Works for Patients and Taxpayers" -JFC Sen. Darling, Rep Nygren, Sen. Vukmir, and Rep Knudsen


Wheeler Report, Appleton, WI: May 27, 2015:​ 

"Outagamie County Executive Nelson Statement on Long-term Care Proposal" 

-Office of the County Executive, Larry Abitz-Contact Person​


Wheeler Report, Madison, WI: May 27, 2015:​ 

"Managed Care Organizations Urge the Joint Finance Committee to Remove all Changes to Long-term Care from the State Budget "

-The Wisconsin Family Care Association- Michael Blumenfeld- Contact Person


Wheeler Report, Madison, WI: May 27, 2015:​ 

"The Milwaukee County Aging & Disability Resource Center Governing Board Urges Removal of All Long-term Care Changes from the Budget" -Milwaukee County ADRC Governing Board,  Sue Kelley-Contact Person


-Wheeler Report, Madison, WI: May 27, 2015:​

"Aging Advocates Urge Removal of All Long-term Care Changes from the Budget" -The Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network, Janet Zander- Contact Person


-Wheeler Report, Appleton, WI: May 26, 2015:

"WisconSibs Supports Keeping Family Care/IRIS/ADRCs" -Harriet Redman- Contact Person


​-Wheeler Report, Beaver Dam, WI: May 26, 2015:

"Save Wisconsin ADRCs Supports Fiscal Bureau Option Eliminating Changes to Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs)" 

-Marissa Burack, Mindy Russell, and Marie VandeBerg- Contact Persons


​-Wheeler Report, Madison, WI: May 26, 2015:

"Disability Rights Wisconsin asks Finance Committee to Act on New Information to Remove Changes to Family Care, IRIS and Local ADRCs"  DRW-Kit Kerschensteiner and  Lisa Pugh Contact Persons 


-Wheeler Report, Madison, WI: May 26, 2015: 

"Autism Society of Wisconsin Supports Preserving the Existing Long-Term Care System"-Kirsten Cooper, Contact Person


-Wheeler Report, Madison, WI: May 26, 2015: 

"Statement regarding IRIS" -People First Wisconsin. Jason Endres, Contact Person


-Wheeler Report, Madison, WI: May 26, 2015: 

"WI BPDD Supports Fiscal Bureau option to preserve existing long-term care system" -Beth Sweeden, Contact Person


-Wheeler Report, Madison, WI: May 26, 2015: 

"Survival Coalition Supports Fiscal Bureau option eliminating changes to long-term care." -Survival Coalition. Maureen Ryan, Beth Sweeden, and Kit Kerschensteiner, Contact Persons 


-Wheeler Report, Madison, WI: May 26, 2015: 

"Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin Supports Preservation of Existing Long-Term Care System" -Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin. Tari Raatz and Jeff Spitzer-Resnick


-Wheeler Report, Madison, WI: May 26, 2015:

"Save IRIS makes Final Plea to JFC to Pull Changes to Long-term Care from the Budget and to keep IRIS as a Separate Medicaid Waiver Program" -Save IRIS. Julie Burish and Jason Endres, Contact Persons

 

-Wheeler Report, Madison, WI: May 26, 2015:

"Memo to Members, Joint Finance Committee. Subject: Calls for the removal of all changes to Long-term Care from the state budget bill. Recommended Alternatives in Legislative Fiscal Bureau Papers #356, #357, #358" -Wisconsin Long-term Care Coalition. Lynn Breedlove and Tom Frazier, Contact Persons 


-Wheeler Report, Madison WI: May 22, 2015:

"People First Wisconsin Hopes for the Right Vote on Family Care and IRIS" -Jason Endres, President of People First Wisconsin


-Wheeler Report, Madison WI: May 22, 2015:

"Letter to Senator Darling, Rep. Nygren and members of the Joint Finance Committee"  -The Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination


-Wheeler Report, Madison, WI: May 22, 2015:

"Letter to Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling, Nygren regarding long-term care" -"DSAW, Madison Area Down Syndrome Society, Wisconsin Upside Down


-Wheeler Report, Madison WI: May 20, 2015:

"State Long Term Care Programs Continue to Save Wisconsin Taxpayers Legislative Fiscal Bureau Shows $23 Million Reduction in this Biennium" -Wisconsin Long-term Care Coalition, Tom Frazier and Lynn Breedlove, Contact Persons


-Wheeler Report, Madison WI: May 19, 2015:

​"Memo to Joint Finance Committee regarding the preservation of IRIS as a separate Medicaid waiver program" -Save IRIS, Julie Burish and Nancy Gapinski, Contact Persons


-Wheeler Report, Madison: May 18, 2015:

"Save IRIS to Deliver Petition with over 6000 Signatures to Legislators "- Press Release from Save IRIS


-Wheeler Report, Madison, May 15, 2015: 

"Memo to Joint Finance re: concerns with announcement 'JFC Republicans Protect Long-term Care'"- Wisconsin Long-term Care Coalition, Tom Frazier and Lynn Breedlove- Contact Persons


-Wheeler Report, Madison, May 15, 2015: 

"Disability Rights Wisconsin Encouraged by Changes to Long term Care Proposal" -DRW Press Release, Lisa Pugh and Kristin Kerschensteiner, Contact Persons


-Wheeler Report, Madison, May 15, 2015: 

"Save IRIS responds to JFC Announcement about Long-term Care" -Save IRIS Press Release, Julie Burish and Meg Steimle, Contact Persons​


-Wheeler Report, Neenah Press Conference, May 15, 2015:

"Local Small Businesses, County Leaders Discuss Serious Economic Impact and Job Loss Associated with Proposed Changes in State Budget"- Lisa Pugh Contact Person, Wisconsin Long Term Care Coalition


-Wisconsin Public Radio, May 15, 2015:

"JFC ditches Walker plan to overhaul long-term care programs."-Shawn Johnson and Patty Murray


-Wheeler Report, Madison, May 15, 2015: 

"Survival Coalition Statement on JFC announcement on long term care changes. "- Press Release, Maureen Ryan, Beth Sweeden, and Kristin Kerschensteiner, Contact Persons


-Wheeler Report, Madison, May 14, 2015: 

"AARP lauds decision to remove Family Care changes from budget, but cautions limitations."- Press Release, Jim Flaherty Contact Person


-Wheeler Report, Madison, May 14, 2015: 

"JFC Republicans Protect Long-term Care" - Press Release from Senator Darling, Rep. Nygren, Senator Vukmir, and Rep. Knudson


-Daily Citizen,  Beaver Dam, April 27,2015

"Born Helps Disabled Citizens" -  Donna Auchue, The ARC of Dodge County and  Jim Hoegemeier, The Arc- Wisconsin Disability Association


-Post-Crescent Media,  Appleton and Fox Cities, April 16, 2015:

"Tom Nelson Sounds Off on Family Care"- Sarah Riley


-Hudson Star Observer, ​ April 13, 2015:

"St. Croix County Board Votes to Oppose State Budget Proposals"- Judy Wiff


-Lacrosse Tribune, April 7, 2015:

"Opposition mounts to Walker plan to revamp Family Care" -Mike Tighe


​-State Bar of Wisconsin, ​ April 1, 2015:

"Elder and Disability Law: How the Proposed State Budget Changes Family Care" -Bruce A Tammi


-Wheeler Report, March 30, 2015:

"The People Have Spoken: It’s Time to Remove Drastic Changes to Family Care, IRIS and ADRCs from the State Budget"

- Lynn Breedlove and Tom Frazier, The Wisconsin Long-Term Care Coalition


-Wisconsin Radio News,​ March 23, 2015:

"Advocates for elderly, disabled testify at JFC Hearings" -Jackie Johnson


-Cudahy NOW, Cudahy, March 23, 2015:

"Going from Being the Gold Standard to the Follower: What Long-term Care in Wisconsin  Could Look Like in the Very Near Future"

-Kevin Fech


-The Green Bay Press Gazette, Green Bay, March 22, 2015:

"Don't cut from successful Family Care Program" -Press-Gazette Media Editorial Board


-The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, March 20, 2015:

"Big crowd on hand for all-day hearing on Scott Walker budget" -Erin Richards


-The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, March 19, 2015:

"Don't use budget to change long-term care" -The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Editorial Board


-Fox 11 News, Brillion, March 18, 2015:

"Citizens sound off on state budget"  


-The Green Bay Press Gazette, ​Green Bay, March 18, 2015:

"Long-term care advocates speak out on budget" -Jen Zettel, Post-Crescent Media


-The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, March 17, 2015:

"Keep Wisconsin's Care at Home" - Editorial by Tom Frazier and Lynn Breedlove


-The Green Bay Press Gazette, Green Bay, March 17, 2015:

"Governor's Budget Hurts Senior Care, IRIS, Family Care" -Editorial by state Senator Tom Hansen


-Channel 3000.com, Madison, March 17, 2015:

"Disability advocates rally against Family Care changes in budget" -Jessica Arp


-WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio, Milwaukee, March 12, 2015:

"Budget's Impact on Long-term Care" -Mitch Teich interviews Julie Burish and Nancy Gapinski, Save IRIS


-Isthmus, Madison, March 11, 2015:

"Upheaval in store for 'very vulnerable people'"-Nathan J. Comp


-The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, March 6, 2015:

Gov. Walker proposes overhaul of Wisconsin's long-term care program" -Guy Boulton


-Hudson Star Observer, Hudson, March 6, 2015: "Governor's budget could change disability services locally" -Meg  Heaton


-WEAU, Eau Claire, March 5, 2015: "Advocates say Walker's budget could harm programs for disabled"-Jessica Bringe


-The Wheeler Report, Madison,  March 4, 2015: "After Joint Finance Hearing Disability and Aging Participants and other Stakeholders Are Still Left Asking: What’s the Plan for People with Disabilities and Older Adults?" -Survival Coalition 


-The Wheeler Report, Madison,  March 4, 2015: "People with disabilities and elderly Wisconsin residents remain very concerned about the elimination of key program" -Save IRIS 


-Cudahy Now, Cudahy, March 4, 2015: "Wisconsin's Long-term Care Works"- Posted by Kevin Fech with permission


-Fox 11online.com, March 1, 2015: "Advocates: Governor Walker's Budget could hurt programs for disabled"-Associated Press


​​-Green Bay Progressive, Madison, February 23, 2015: "Elderly and Disabled Respond to Privatizing Family Care and IRIS" -Senator Kathleen Vinehout


-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, February 23, 2015: "Lawmakers have yet to scratch surface on Scott Walker budget changes"-Jason Stein and Patrick Marley


-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, February 23, 2015: "Reject long-term care changes" -Letter from Kevin Madson


 -Post Crescent, Appleton/Fox Cities, February 21, 2015:
Silver Pen letter: “Don’t cut IRIS program. The cost-effective program gives freedom to the disabled and elderly.” -Mary Swifka


-The Cap Times, February 19, 2015:

“Disability advocates question changes to long-term care in Scott Walker's budget”- Jo Opoien


-Disability Rights Wisconsin, February 17, 2015: 
"Governor Walker 2015-2017 Budget Proposal Summary Provisions Impacting People with Disabilities – 2/17/2015" 


-Save IRIS, February 16, 2015: 
“Statewide Group Forms to Restore the IRIS Program, Supports for Elderly and People with Disabilities, in the Budget”


-Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Reporter, February 14, 2015: 
"Cuts will significantly affect people with disabilities" - Stacy Ellingen


-The Dunn County News, February 11, 2015: 
“Much more than just numbers on paper”- Tricia Thompson


-Wisconsin Public Radio, February 9, 2015:
“Wisconsin Board For People With Developmental Disabilities Is Concerned About Governor Walker's Budget” -Amanda Magnus


-Cudahy NOW blog, February 6, 2015: 
“Governor's Proposed Budget-The Elimination of the IRIS Program” -KevinFech


-Disability Rights Wisconsin, February 4, 2015:
“Disability Rights Wisconsin Concerned about Impact of Budget Proposal Cites Major Changes to Family Care, IRIS, Personal Care; Lack of Special Education Investment”


-The Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations, February 4, 2015:
“Survival Coalition Identifies Concerns For People With Disabilities In Budget Proposal”

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