Yesterday’s Joint Finance Committee meeting was cancelled late in the evening. They were scheduled to discuss the child care topics within the proposed budget for the Department of Children and Families. The committee has announced that they will be meeting today at 12pm and may discuss items including: the Wisconsin Shares subsidy program, the quality rating system, the R.E.W.A.R.D. ™ WISCONSIN stipend program, and the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® WISCONSIN scholarship program. You can view the entire list of topics here (and a detailed version of child care topics here) and watch the meeting live on the Wisconsin Eye website.
Although the meeting is scheduled to begin at 12, it may be postponed until later in the day. With the long list of agenda items, it is uncertain when the child care items will be discussed. Follow the Wisconsin budget blog for up to the minute happenings- and newly revised start times- at this, and every, Joint Finance Committee executive session.