The Week in Review
Approves Two-Year Spending Plan
2017-2019 Wisconsin State Budget began back in early February when the
governor unveiled his proposal before a joint session of the legislature.
This week, that journey came to an end as my colleagues and I gave approval
to the two-year spending plan.
Over the last several months, the Joint Finance Committee spent hours
analyzing each portion of the budget and deliberating with members of both
houses. With input from citizens and legislators, the final product is a
we can all be proud of.
The new spending plan is highlighted by a $639 million boost to K-12
education in addition to more funding for local roads and property taxes
that are lower than in 2014. Additionally, the state portion of the property
tax will be eliminated under this budget.
The budget also included a boost for the UW System and investing in
workforce development to prepare students and residents across the state for
jobs of the future.
The transportation portion of the budget includes new oversight and
accountability measures for the Department of Transportation and the lowest
level of bonding in more than a decade.
This week, Assembly Republicans proved once again that we can fund our
priorities by being fiscally responsible and protecting taxpayers. I’m proud
to support this budget.
Have a great weekend!
Events in the District
This weekend, there are several exciting
events taking place in South Milwaukee. With beautiful weather and lots of
sunshine in the forecast be sure to get out and enjoy some of these great
activities. Information for these events and more is available at
4K Along the Parkway
The South Milwaukee Health Department is hosting a 4K walk on Saturday to
celebrate the South Milwaukee Lions Club’s 80th Anniversary. A free lunch
will be provided at the Grobschmidt Senior Center. The walk starts at 11 am
and runs until 2 pm. Call (414) 768-8055 or email
Grant Park Beach Walk
On Saturday evening enjoy the last of the summer weather with an illuminated
beach walk at Grant Park. The walk will include relaxing Hawaiian music and
s’mores for only $1. The event runs from 5-9 pm.
Food Truck Sunday
Fifteen food trucks with a variety of delicious cuisines will be available
on Sunday afternoon at the Market Square on Milwaukee and 11th Avenues. Food
trucks will be serving from noon to 4 pm. Beverage proceeds will go to
scholarships and grants provided by the Rotary Club of Mitchell Field.