MADISON – Governor Walker released his 2017-’19 biennial budget proposal to the State Legislature, and now it’s up for consideration and debate.
Rep. Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) is co-hosting a community listen session on key areas of the state budget, Monday March 20, at the Washington Park Senior Center, 4220 W. Vliet St. in Milwaukee from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Rep. Goyke says, “This is an opportunity to learn about the budget proposal or voice your opinions on provisions that you may agree or disagree with.”
Rep. Goyke is co-hosting this session in partnership with the 6th Senate District’s representatives, Senator LaTonya Johnson, Rep. David Crowley and Rep. Leon Young.
In addition to this district-specific community listening session, the co-chairs, Sen. Darling and Rep. Nygren, of the Joint Committee on Finance announced six public hearings on the state budget. The Joint Committee on Finance’s main goal is to review all state appropriations and revenues.
The body of JCF is made of 16 members who represent various areas of the state.
The Committee’s public hearings will be held in the following areas:
Monday, April 3 – UW-Platteville, Platteville
Wednesday, April 5 – State Fair Park, Milwaukee
Friday, April 7 – Berlin High School, Berlin
Tuesday, April 18 – Spooner High School, Spooner
Wednesday, April 19 – Ellsworth High School, Ellsworth
Friday, April 21 -Marinette High School, Marinette
In a statement the co-chairs, Darling and Nygren said, “We highly encourage you to attend one of the public hearings if you’re able. Hearing comments, concerns, and opinions from Wisconsin citizens is key for us to craft the best possible budget for our state, and we look forward to working with you as we begin the 2017-19 State Budget process.”