Committee approves FamilyCare expansion
The state's budget committee approved more money Thursday to expand the Family Care program.
The Joint Finance panel voted 14-1 to spend almost $80 million to help more seniors and disabled people live in community-based settings instead of nursing homes.
The funding is about $2 million less than what Gov. Jim Doyle requested.
Also, the committee scrapped Doyle's idea to take away the Legislature's oversight of the program.