Dear friend,

As always, it is an honor to serve as your representative from the 54th Assembly District. I am privileged to have the opportunity to work with so many concerned and active constituents.

Thanks for taking the time to read my brief Budget Update. I hope that youíll always feel welcome to contact me, whether itís by calling, writing, or stopping by my office.

Sincerely,

      

State Representative, 54th Assembly District


Rep. Hintz Appointed to Powerful Joint Finance Committee

Rep. Hintz and his wife, Elizabeth Hintz, during the 2017 Inauguration Ceremony

 

I am very honored to announce that I have been reappointed to the Joint Finance Committee (JFC).  The JFC is the most influential committee in the Legislature, charged with the review of all state appropriations and revenues, including a comprehensive review of the Governorís budget.  The committee has 16 members, comprised of 12 Republicans and 4 Democrats.

As a member of the JFC I plan to work hard with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to try to create a balanced budget that provides opportunity for everyone.

You can follow my work on the Joint Finance Committee by liking the WI Joint Finance Committee Democrats Facebook Page .

2017-19 State Budget Update

Governor Walker unveiled his budget (Assembly Bill 64) on February 8th, 2017.  So far, the bill has been met with considerable speculation at the unrealistic amount of spending.  Now the Legislature must get to work on editing the budget, and creating a balanced document.

First, State Agency Secretaries will appear before the JFC in a public hearing format on their respective portions of the budget.  Then JFC hits the road to hold a few statewide listening sessions where people can come and testify on the budget.  Finally, JFC goes into executive session to edit and approve the budget for final passage from committee.  Once this is all completed, the State Assembly and Senate must each pass the budget bill.  The bill then goes to Governor Walker to be signed into law. 


Stay Informed!

Here are some additional resources to stay informed throughout the 2017-19 Budget process:

Rep. Hintz and Rep. Goyke on the Assembly floor


In the News:

Rep. Hintz recently on Capital City Sunday with Scott Manley, Vice-President of Government Relations for Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce. Click photo, or see video here.

  • I was recently on UpFront with my JFC colleague, Rep. Dale Kooyenga discussing the budget.  See article here.
  • See lawmakers from both sides of the aisle react to Gov. Walker's budget address here.
  • "Sen. Lena Taylor, D-Milwaukee, and Rep. Gordon Hintz, D-Oshkosh, suggested the document was drafted based on overly optimistic financial projections. They said lawmakers will be forced to take a more "realistic" look at the proposal." See more here.
  • "At least one thing was clear in the hours after Gov. Scott Walker unveiled his plan for the state's next budget: His Republican colleagues, who control the state Legislature, aim to dramatically reshape it." See more here.

Next office hours Friday, February 24th

I like to make myself available to my constituents as much as possible.  My next office hours are Friday, February 24th from 10am-12pm at the Oshkosh Seniors Center, 200 N Campbell Rd, Oshkosh.  Please feel free to stop by with any questions, comments, or concerns.  Hope to see you there!


 

 

 

 

 

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Representative Gordon Hintz
109 North State Capitol
P.O. Box 8952
Madison, WI 53708

Toll Free: (888) 534-0054
Fax: (608) 282-3654

Email: Rep. Hintz@legis.wi.gov

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