REMINDER: Budget Town Halls – Next Week


As a reminder, you will have three opportunities to participate in a Budget Town Hall with me next week. Details for each event can be found below –



Date: Monday, April 12

Times: Noon-1:30pm AND 5:30-7pm

Where: MATC – Oak Creek Campus

Lecture Hall (Room A241)

6665 S Howell Ave, Oak Creek, WI 53154

Please RSVP on my website to receive parking/arrival instructions



Date: Thursday, April 15

Time: 5:30-6:30pm


Register on my website to receive the virtual link

(my team will send you a link on the afternoon of April 15th)


If you attend one of the in-person Town Halls, MATC requests that you wear a face covering and submit to a temperature check. Capacity limitations may also be enforced as necessary.


If none of these opportunities are convenient for you, I encourage you to share your thoughts with me by completing my budget survey. The survey is already available online, and should also be delivered to your residential mailbox in the coming weeks.

Joint Finance Agency Briefings

This week was a busy week in the Joint Committee on Finance (JFC). As is tradition at the beginning of the budget process, the committee invites state agencies to give a briefing on their portion of the Governor’s budget proposal. This also gives members of the committee a chance to ask questions of the respective agencies.


On Tuesday, we heard from Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor and her staff at the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and from Secretary-designee Amy Pechacek and her staff at the Department of Workforce Development (DWD). On Wednesday, we heard from Secretary Preston Cole and his staff at the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and from Chairperson Rebecca Cameron Valcq and her staff at the Public Service Commission (PSC).


I appreciated hearing from these departments about the work they do and their priorities in the budget. I look forward to working with the other members of JFC to craft a responsible budget.