The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is requesting comments on its SeniorCare program as part of its effort to get permission from the federal Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to extend the program through 2015. SeniorCare is a prescription drug assistance program for Wisconsin residents who are 65 years of age or older designed to help seniors with their prescription drug costs.
LRB Releases List of State Agencies, Boards, Commissions, or Councils Created, Repealed, or Revised by the 2011 LegislatureSubmitted by Hamilton on Tue, 06/12/2012 - 9:33am
The Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB) has released a list of state governmental bodies affected by actions of the 2011-2012 Wisconsin Legislature. The list is organized by type of action taken (Units Created, Units Repealed, Units Created and Repealed, or Units Revised), and provides the relevant statute section, act number, and governmental unit affected.
As part of an effort to rebuild working relationships between legislators and the executive, Gov. Walker will be hosting a Beer and Brat Summit at the State of Wisconsin Executive Residence tonight. In an effort to provide a relaxed environment for lawmakers to socialize with each other and with the Governor, the event will not be open to the media. However, the Governor has given outsiders a sneak peek at the menu.
On June 5th, Wisconsin became the third state to ever attempt to recall its governor, and the first where that governor was able to retain his seat. The implications of the election could spill over to November, but perhaps more interestingly, will change the debate at the national level.
While Wisconsin’s 15
minutes months of fame may be coming to a close, Gov. Scott Walker’s story seems to be just beginning as his authoritative victory has cast him as a national celebrity in the Republican party.
Turnout projections painted a picture of a race that could see near presidential election like voter turnout, but those projections were a bit off. Actual turnout showed an uptick from 2010 gubernatorial election numbers, but far from presidential election turnout.
Please join us in congratulating Hamilton Consulting’s Andrew Cook, who was elected to the board of directors of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Environmental Law Section!
Cook, and the other newly elected members of the board, Margaret Hoefer, Chris Jaekels, and Matt Moroney, will serve terms beginning on July 1, 2012 and ending on June 30, 2015.