Dates for Joint Finance Committee Hearings on State Budget and Agency Briefings

Mental Health Task Force/ Make It Work Milwaukee

On Thursday, State Senator Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) and State Representative John Nygren (R-Marinette), the Co-Chairs of the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee, released the timeline for statewide public hearings on the 2017–19 State Budget, as listed below. Note that the Milwaukee hearing is April 5th at State Fair Park.

JFC Hearing Dates

  • Monday, April 3 - UW-Platteville, Platteville
  • Wednesday, April 5 - State Fair Park, Milwaukee
  • Friday, April 7 - Berlin High School, Berlin
  • Tuesday, April 18 - Spooner High School, Spooner
  • Wednesday, April 19 - Ellsworth High School, Ellsworth
  • Friday, April 21 - Marinette High School, Marinette

We will share more detail as it becomes available. Usually testimony is limited to three minutes and you must arrive early in the day to register. Stay tuned for more information including tips on testifying and key topics in the budget for the disability community.

The Finance Committee Co-chairs also announced a series of agency briefings involving the 2017–19 State Budget:

Tuesday, March 28th 9:00am
Department of Administration
-Budget Overview
-DOA Budget Provisions (including Building Commission and Budget Management and Compensation Reserves)
Department of Employee Trust Funds (including self-insured group health plans)
Elections Commission
Supreme Court (including the Circuit Courts, Court of Appeals, Judicial Council, and Judicial Commission)
Department of Corrections
Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wednesday, March 29th 9:00am
Department of Veteran Affairs
Department of Health Services
Department of Children and Families
Department of Revenue (including Shared Revenue and Property Tax Relief and Lottery)
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Department of Transportation
Department of Justice

Thursday, March 30th 9 AM:
Public Service Commission

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