WHA Sponsors WisconsinEye 2017 State Budget Coverage

Gavel-to-gavel coverage includes floor sessions, JFC deliberations

February 10, 2017

WisconsinEye, a non-profit news network, will provide Wisconsin residents with live, gavel-to-gavel coverage of the 2017-2019 state budget, which included the Governor’s budget address February 8 and the upcoming Joint Finance Committee hearings and legislative floor sessions.

To help educate the public on the budget process, WisconsinEye has launched a free video player. WHA is sponsoring WisconsinEye’s 2017 State Budget coverage to help support this important public service,

The state budget process is of critical importance to the citizens of Wisconsin and to the future of our state, according to WHA President/CEO Eric Borgerding.

“For nearly 100 years, WHA has been an advocate of high-quality health care in the state of Wisconsin. Our elected officials are making decisions every day about things that affect how many doctors and nurses we will have to take care of us, decisions about public policy that affects access to our high-quality care that we enjoy in our state and about telemedicine that will help us realize the promise of delivering that high-quality care to every corner of Wisconsin, and whether the state will transfer the cost of government health care programs onto families and employers,” Borgerding says in a taped introduction posted on the online player. “That is why we are very proud to partner with Wisconsin Eye to bring you coverage of the 2017 state budget process.” To watch his introduction, click on the WHA logo on wiseye.org

Every minute of coverage will be streamed live, whenever possible, on wiseye.org, televised on WisconsinEye’s cable networks and immediately catalogued and archived on the WisconsinEye website.

In addition to complete budget coverage, WisconsinEye programming will include weekly recaps of legislative sessions and committee hearings on WisconsinEye’s flagship program “Rewind,” featuring award-winning senior producer Steve Walters and guest host J.R. Ross from Wispolitics.com.

WHA is one of five sponsors that are underwriting the cost of the live and archived coverage that will be streamed through a digital video player. The other sponsors are Wisconsin Counties Association, League of Wisconsin Municipalities, AT&T and 5 Nines. 

WisconsinEye programming can be watched from a desktop or mobile device on wiseye.org, or on cable Charter 995, Time Warner 363. 

This story originally appeared in the February 10, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter