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This week on #LocalGovMatters Gwyn goes to the final Joint Finance Public Hearing on Governor Evers proposed 2019-21 state budget.
Gwyn catches Green Bay Mayor Genrich, Brown County Executive Streckenbach and their opening comments to the JFC committee.
There was a press conference and a lot of testimony on the reimbursement rates for personal care providers. Those in the industry say they are in a “crisis” noting that the low reimbursement rates leads to high turnover and the inability to serve clients to their full needs.
Gwyn speaks with Rep. Evan Goyke about criminal justice proposals in the budget, and the testimony about closing Green Bay Correctional Institution and the Milwaukee Secured Detention Center. Then Gwyn talks with Sen. Duey Stroebel about Dark Stores and prevailing wage.
Gwyn closes out the podcast by speaking with JFC Co-Chair Rep. John Nygren about the budget proposal and what’s next for Joint Finance.