The Joint Legislative Audit Committee has scheduled a public hearing to discuss the results of an audit of the Wisconsin Shares child-care subsidy program. The hearing will take place on August 4th at 1pm in Capitol room 411 South. Can’t be there but want to watch the action? The hearing will be broadcast live over the internet on the committee’s website.
In June, the Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) published the first part of their audit of the Wisconsin Shares program. You can view the report here. Overall, the LFB estimated that between $16.7 and $18.5 million of improper payments were sent out in 2008. They recommended that the Department of Children and Families (DCF) should improve eligibility verification procedures for families applying for Shares and better ensure that providers receiving Shares remain eligible and comply with child care laws and policies. Link here to our earlier blog entry to hear more about the audit findings and WECA’s response.