The Week in Review
Committee Holds Agency Briefings
The Joint Finance Committee (JFC) held agency briefings this week as the
committee began to delve deeper into Governor Walker’s budget
recommendations. The briefings are the first notable phase in
the budget writing process.
Budget briefings require the head of each state agency to testify before JFC
to describe the governor’s recommendations and field questions from
The Department of Administration, Secretary Scott Neitzel, was the first to
testify before the committee on Tuesday morning. The secretary touted
Wisconsin’s investment in K-12 education, continued reduction in property
taxes and efforts to battle addiction, a common theme echoed by the
agencies. Many of the initiatives highlighted by the administration are
in-line with the
Assembly Republican Forward Agenda.
Secretary Ross, Department of Transportation, concluded Wednesday’s briefings
that went late into the evening, highlighting efforts to prioritize safety
and maintenance of Wisconsin’s transportation system. Assembly Republicans intend to address a
plan for Wisconsin’s transportation infrastructure.
With the conclusion of agency briefings this week, the committee will begin
listening sessions across the state starting next week and ending in April.
JFC will be in the Milwaukee area on Wednesday, April 5 at the State Fair
Park – Exposition Center in West Allis to discuss the budget and answer
questions. The hearing will run from 10 am – 6 pm, and is open to the
If you’re interested in watching the briefings from earlier this week,
recordings are available on Wisconsin Eye.
Have a great week!
Budget Listening Session
This spring, I will be holding an in-district listening
session to discuss the budget recommendations and other priorities related
to state government. A member from the Joint Finance Committee will join me
to help answer your questions.
The listening session is open to all residents of the 21st Assembly
District. Details indicating time and location are listed below. Hope to see
Where: South Milwaukee City Hall
2424 15th Ave, South Milwaukee, WI
When: Thursday, April 13, 6-7:30 pm
Thanks for Visiting!
Students and members from Wisconsin’s
independent colleges and universities visited the Capitol this week to meet
with their state lawmakers as part of the Capitol Day for the Wisconsin
Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.
Julia and Tom are constituents from South Milwaukee and Oak Creek
respectively. It was a pleasure meeting with both of them to discuss the
importance of Wisconsin Grants for college students in our district and
throughout Wisconsin. Thanks for stopping by!