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Budget helps with dementia, but more support needed for long-term care workers, says advocate

This week lawmakers kicked off the first hearings on Gov. Tony Evers’ budget. Janet Zander, advocacy and public policy coordinator at the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, praised the budget for putting more resources toward dementia and Medicaid.
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Republicans vote against recommending Evers’ capital budget

Republicans on the Building Commission voted against Gov. Tony Evers' capital budget Wednesday, leading the commission to not recommend the governor's proposed funding for building projects to the Joint Finance Committee, according to a statement from the governor's office.
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Sanfelippo will ‘absolutely’ pursue care coordination bill after veto

The head of the Assembly health committee "absolutely" plans to introduce a Medicaid care coordination project as a separate bill after Gov. Scott Walker vetoed the provision from the budget, a spokesman told Wisconsin Health News Thursday.
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Walker keeps physical medicine study in budget

Gov. Scott Walker will keep in place parts of the budget requiring the Department of Health Services to study and develop a Medicaid pilot project that would promote the use of chiropractic care as well as physical and occupational therapy to pain.
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