The following article is taken from the IL/WI District Church of the Brethren newsletter ¨The Reflector¨ July 2017, Volume 14, Issue 6. If you´d like to subscribe to the Reflector, please leave a message in our contact box and we will have one sent directly to your inbox.
Approximately one month ago, I served as the moderator for a public forum on the State Budget Impasse, which was held in the community of Canton. The forum focused on educating persons within our county about the adverse effects the state budget impasse was imposing on school districts, nursing homes, community colleges, and other social agencies, all of which depend on state funding for operational needs. Persons no longer receiving services from these agencies or who were likely to no longer be served as a result of the impasse stood to lose the most. For those of us who put the forum together, the impasse posed not so much a political matter but more so a justice issue.