UP: Elderly and disabled. Pending legislative approval, a cap instituted in July on the number of elderly and disabled people enrolled in the state's Family Care will be lifted, with an $80 million expansion. More than 43,000 people are currently served by the long-term-care program, with another 6,600 people on the waiting list.
DOWN: Gov. Scott Walker. Walker initially took credit for lifting the cap on Family Care, but it was later revealed that he had been ordered to do so by the federal government in a Dec. 13 letter. Jon Peacock of the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families tells the Wisconsin State Journal he's glad the caps have been lifted, but adds: "I'm just disappointed the governor was not more forthcoming with the back story."