Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) has, as expected, reappointed Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette) as Assembly Co-Chair of the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee. He joins Sen. Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) as the co-chairs of the committee that will lead the Legislature’s work on the 2021-23 state budget. See: Nygren Statement. Vos Statement.
Additional details from WisPolitics.com:
“The appointment, which had been expected, makes the Marinette Republican the Assembly’s longest-serving co-chair since the budget committee was created in 1911.
“It will be Nygren’s fifth term leading the committee, breaking a tie with Rep. Alfred Ludvigsen, R-Hartland, for the longest-serving Assembly co-chair. Ludvigsen led the committee for four straight sessions starting in 1949.
“Outgoing Senate Co-chair Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, and former Sen. Walter Hollander, R-Rosendale, are the longest-serving chairs in either house, tied at six sessions apiece.”