The Joint Finance Committee has 12 members, with equal representation from both the Assembly and the Senate. Shannon Zimmerman (R-River Falls) is the only member of the committee from West Central Wisconsin. Other local legislators attended the hearing, including Senators Jeff Smith (D-Eau Claire) and Patty Schachtner (D-River Falls) and Representatives Warren Petryk (R-Eleva) and Rob Stafsholt (R-New Richmond). The JFC's final hearing will be April 24 in Green Bay. It also had sessions on April 5 in Janesville and April 10 in Oak Creek.
Also last week, Governor Tony Evers held a Budget Round Table in Eau Claire on Tuesday evening, April 16, that drew about 100 people.
Budget panel hears campus pleas for buildings (Hudson Star Observer)
Recorded video of River Falls JFC Hearing (Wisconsin Eye)
Western Wisconsin residents weigh in on budget proposal, Evers offers warning to Republicans (WQOW News 18)
Governor listens to budget wishes of area residents (Leader-Telegram)
Gov. Evers listens to people of the Chippewa Valley ahead of budget deadline (WEAU 13 News)
Posted by Scott Rogers, Governmental Affairs & Workforce Director