Chief Flynn, business leaders urge lawmakers to extend funding for parental home-visiting program

MILWAUKEE -- Congressional funding used by Milwaukee-area agencies to provide parenting programs for at-risk families is running out. Milwaukee's top cop says that puts too many kids at risk.

Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn says the Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting Act or MIECHV for short, is lost in the congressional shuffle. Lawmakers let the bill expire at the end of September.

"They need guidance," said Chief Flynn.

MIECHV pays child educators, healthcare providers and...

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