Sup. Peggy A. West
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Supervisors Romo West, Mayo to Hold Informational Public Meeting March 23

Chairwoman and Vice Chairman of County Board’s Health and Human Needs Committee to discuss how the proposed state budget will affect FamilyCare, IRIS and SeniorCare

By - Mar 18th, 2015 12:23 pm

Milwaukee County Supervisors Peggy Romo West and Michael Mayo, Sr. will hold an informational meeting on proposed changes in the state budget to FamilyCare, IRIS and SeniorCare from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 23 at the Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W. Vliet St.

“The proposed changes in the state budget could have a catastrophic effect on these vital programs,” Romo West, chairwoman of the Health and Human Needs Committee said. “We want to sound the alarm and make people, especially seniors, the disabled and the mentally ill, aware of how this proposed budget will directly affect them and their quality of life.”

Mayo said it was important for those who use these programs to be informed about what the proposed state changes could mean.

“We want people to know that these programs are being placed in jeopardy,” said Mayo, vice chairman of the Health and Human Needs Committee. “This meeting will help raise awareness of the situation and allow people to know just what is happening.”

The meeting is open to the public, and those affected by the programs are especially encouraged to attend.

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