Milwaukee Recreation

It’s crunch time for working parents in Milwaukee who haven’t yet figured out what to do with their children this summer, and the crunch is more stressful for lower-income families. 

But for parents struggling to juggle quality and cost when it comes to finding a place for their kids while school is out, there are affordable, quality options; financial support and even free summer care programs available in Milwaukee.

Wisconsin's State Capitol

One of the last issues the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee considered Tuesday as it wrapped up budget briefings was childcare. Lawmakers must decide what they think of Gov. Walker’s plans to alter the state’s payment system for providers and to combat fraud.