Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Joint Finance Committee Schedules Public Hearings on Governor’s Budget Proposal

The Wisconsin legislature’s Joint Finance Committee has scheduled four public hearings on the Biennial Budget Bill. The dates, times and location of the hearings are:

  1. Thursday, April 7 (10 am – 6 pm). UW-Stevens Point (Lee Dreyfus University Center, Melvin Laird Room, Stevens Point)
  2. Friday, April 8 (9 am – 4 pm). University of Wisconsin – Superior, Wessman Arena, 2701 Catlin Avenue, Superior, WI 54880 (NEW LOCATION)
  3. Monday, April 11 (10 am – 6 pm). State Fair Park, Expo Center Hall A, West Allis.
  4. Wednesday, April 13. (10 am – 6 pm). Arcadia High School Auditorium, Arcadia.

The committee notice says it will conclude taking testimony at the time specified.

Information on the Governor’s budget proposal for veterans is here:  http://davwi.blogspot.com/2011/03/details-governors-budget-for-veterans.html

Written comments can be emailed to the committee at: budgetcomments@legis.wisconsin.gov or sent by US mail to: Joe Malkasian, Room 305 East, State Capitol,Madison, WI 53703.


Members of the Joint Finance Committee

Senator Alberta Darling, Co-Chair
Representative Robin Vos, Co-Chair

Senator Luther Olsen
Representative Dan Meyer

Senator Sheila Harsdorf
Representative Dan LeMahieu

Senator Joe Leibham
Representative John Nygren

Senator Glenn Grothman
Representative Pat Strachota

Senator Randy Hopper
Representative Joel Kleefisch

Senator Lena Taylor
Representative Tamara Grigsby

Senator Robert Jauch
Representative Jennifer Shilling

Committee Clerk:
Joe Malkasian
Room 305 East, State Capitol
Madison, WI 53702
(608) 264-8314

Any correspondence to the Committee should be sent directly to each Joint Committee on Finance member’s office individually, including Co-Chair Darling and Co-Chair Vos, by U.S. Mail or E-mail. Member’s address information can be found by clicking on each of their names above.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Legislative Fiscal Bureau Summary of Governor’s budget proposals for WDVA

The Joint Committee on Finance is a statutory, 16-member standing committee of the Wisconsin Legislature. The Committee's primary responsibility is to serve as the principal legislative committee charged with the review of all state appropriations and revenues. The map indicates the home of each of the Committee's members.

Informational Paper #78, entitled Joint Committee on Finance is a detailed summary, prepared by the Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau, that describes the Committee's responsibilities. This file requires Adobe Acrobat.

The Legislative Fiscal Bureau prepares a variety of papers to assist the Joint Committee on Finance during its deliberations on the state’s budget, other legislation that the Committee addresses and requests under s. 13.10 of the statutes. Click here to go to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau web page.

If you wish to receive Joint Committee on Finance meeting notices by E-mail, please visit the Wisconsin Legislative Notification Service at:http://notify.legis.state.wi.us/Home.aspx

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