"I think there's progress being made. I don't think there's as comprehensive progress as we need," said WECA executive director Ruth Schmidt.
"The child care system was broken to begin with before the pandemic," said Jody Bartnick, executive director of Madison's 4-C.
Existing child care centers are struggling to keep the doors open amid parents’ concerns about exposing their kids and competition.
Gov. Tony Evers imposed new restrictions Wednesday, limiting the number of people who can be present, while asking providers to prioritize children of medical providers and other essential workers.
"In every major modern social movement, locally and globally, asking without causing disruption has been ineffective," one supporter said. "Active disruption, in every single case, was necessary to end violence and shift towards justice."
The woman who found missing 13-year-old Jayme Closs outside her Douglas County cabin and an Eau Claire treatment foster care worker were two of six child welfare professionals from around Wisconsin who were presented with a 2019 Caring for Kids award Friday by state Department of Children and Families Secretary Emilie Amundson in a ceremony at the state Capitol in Madison.
Jeanne Nutter, the woman who found missing 13-year-old Jayme Closs outside her Douglas County cabin, was presented with a 2019 Caring for Kids award.
Gov.-elect Tony Evers has chosen an Obama administration alumna to head the state Department of Health Services, he announced Thursday in Madison as he unveiled five new additions to his administration.
Deanna Alexander said she was asked to submit false data in a compliance report required under a court order.
Wisconsin makes pregnant women on Medicaid identify the father or risk losing coverage after the baby is born.
“The number one thing is people will say is, ‘I’m just glad it doesn’t happen in Madison, this is terrible.’ But it does,” said JoAnn Gruber-Hagen, a founding member and advocacy of SlaveFree.
Parents who earn between $300,000 and $500,000 annually would have been required to pay a smaller percentage of their monthly income in child support than what current law prescribes, according to changes proposed by the state Department of Children and Families in 2016 and recently abandoned.
Assembly lawmakers have introduced a plan to close the Lincoln Hills youth prison by 2020 and open new facilities around the state.
A bipartisan proposal from Assembly lawmakers would remove inmates from the state's embattled youth prison by 2020 and send most youth offenders to facilities overseen by counties throughout the state.
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The Legislature plans to take up 13 bills addressing foster care system in January.
Lawmakers on an Assembly task force will introduce 13 pieces of legislation designed to support children and families in the foster care system.
The Legislative Audit Bureau found the oversight council hasn't sought private funds or been able to conduct business.
A controversial proposal from officials in Gov. Scott Walker’s administration to reduce the amount of money wealthy parents pay in child suppo…
Citing an interstate compact, DCF Secretary Eloise Anderson said Cook County was at fault for contacting the wrong agencies about the girl's plight.
Dane County health officials and juvenile justice experts say the absence of an appropriate in-state facility is not anyone’s fault. It’s the result of a set of factors that have built up and changed over time, leading to a population of youth with more complex needs and a shortage of treatment options. It’s also a relatively new issue for Dane County, which placed its first youth in an out-of-state facility in October 2016.
More than 60 percent of welfare cases overseen by the Department of Children & Families are in Milwaukee.
Walker also said critics of his proposal to increase K-12 spending by $649 million are being "cynics."
That's a little more than 100.
The administration is recommending that limits be placed on child support paid by high-income earners.