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Final budget hearing is Wednesday, April 24 in Green Bay

The Joint Finance Committee will hold the final of four public hearings on the proposed 2019-21 state budget on Wednesday, April 24 at the the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, University Union – Phoenix Rooms (2430 Campus Court, Green Bay, WI  54311).

The hearing is scheduled to run from 10am to 5pm but may go longer if people are still waiting to testify. Although no one will be allowed to register to speak after 5pm, the hearing will continue until everyone who registered before then is allowed to speak. (more…)

Recognizing the school board members who testified in River Falls

Thank you to the school board members who testified st the Joint Finance Committee budget hearing in River Falls on Monday, April 15:

  • Christina Kintop, Superior
  • Chris Hambuch-Boyle, Eau Claire Area
  • Dave Burke, Thorp
  • Stacy Johnson Myers, River Falls
  • Jill Gaskell, Pecatonica
  • Chrysa Ostenso, Ladysmith
  • Timm Johnson, Osceola (pictured)
  • Brooke Kulzer, Osceola
  • Victor Ambrose, Chequamegon
  • Doug Mering, Baraboo

As always, if we missed you please let us know!

Next budget hearing is Monday; thanks to school board members who have testified so far

The Joint Finance Committee will hold the third of four scheduled public hearings on the proposed 2019-21 state budget on Monday, April 15 at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls University Center – Riverview Ballroom #260 (500 Wild Rose Avenue, River Falls, WI 54022).

Free Public Parking will be available in the UW – River Falls PAY 1 LOT (North Second Street, River Falls)


How to submit written testimony on the budget & additional details on budget hearings

Two years ago, the legislature’s Joint Finance Committee (JFC) held six public hearings around the state to gather public feedback on the proposed state budget.  This time around, that is down to four public hearings (Janesville, Oak Creek, River Falls & Green Bay).

We strongly encourage board members and administrators to attend and testify if at all possible.  However, if you are unable to attend to testify in person, you can still submit written testimony to the committee electronically at the following email address:


April advocacy tip: testify at a JFC budget hearing

As we posted earlier, the dates and locations of four public hearings of the legislature’s powerful Joint Finance Committee (JFC) on the state budget have been announced. Members of interest groups and the general public may testify, while testimony from lobbyists is frowned upon. These hearings are a great chance for your board to provide testimony highlighting the most important issues for your district. (more…)