Sen. Vinehout and Rep. Danou Encourage Public to Attend Budget Hearing

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March 28, 2011 – For Immediate Release

MADISON- The Joint Committee on Finance, the Legislature’s powerful budget writing committee, has scheduled a public hearing in Arcadia, WI.  The hearing provides an opportunity for members of the public to voice their concerns about Governor Walker’s controversial budget proposal.

“I am pleased the citizens of Western Wisconsin will have opportunity to comment on the Governor’s budget,” said Rep. Danou (D-Trempealeau).  “I am especially concerned with proposed cuts to education and public safety.”

The co-chairs of the Joint Finance Committee, Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) and Rep. Robin Vos (R-Burlington), scheduled the hearing for Wednesday, April 13 in the auditorium of Arcadia High School.  The hearing will begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude at 6:00 p.m.  The hearing is free, open to the public and any person may present testimony to the committee.

Sen. Vinehout (D-Alma) urged local citizens to come and testify at the hearing.  “Arcadia is one of the very few communities hosting a budget hearing this year.  From alcohol and drug court to wetlands, Western Wisconsin has unique needs that must be considered in writing the budget,” said Sen. Vinehout.  “It is very important the voice of the people is heard in the budget debate.”

Sen. Alberta Darling and Rep. Robin Vos announced they intend to limit public input to only four hearings, the lowest number of budget hearings held in the past 25 years.

What: Public Hearing on State Budget – THIS HAS BEEN CANCELLED – NOT FURTHER INFO AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

When: Wednesday, April 13, 2011             10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where: Arcadia High School Auditorium   756 Raider Drive, Arcadia, WI  54612

CONTACT:   Rep. Chris Danou (608) 266-8546      Sen. Kathleen Vinehout    (608) 266-7015


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