Newsmakers: Secretary Eloise Anderson – Dept. of Children & Families
Eloise Anderson, new secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, said in a Jan. 18 WisconsinEye Newsmakers interview that she came "home" after working in California for about 17 years. She directed welfare reform programs in Wisconsin between 1988 and ’92, then ran California’s human services agency and worked as a Claremont Institute scholar, Anderson praised Gov. Scott Walker’s job-creation strategy and said will continue to fight fraud in the WisconsinShares program that subsidizes child care for the poor. Anderson said the recession has created more poverty for children and families, especially in Milwaukee — now ranked as the fourth poorest city in the nation.