« | Home | »

Vos Reappoints Nygren JFC Assembly Co-Chair

By John Forester | November 13, 2020

From WisPolitics.com …

Speaker Robin Vos today reappointed John Nygren as the Assembly lead of Joint Finance.

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.

Vos, who co-chaired the committee before becoming Assembly speaker, said Nygren’s “experience and expertise will be greatly needed to deliver another balanced budget that protects Wisconsin taxpayers” with an expected drop in state revenues due to the coronavirus.

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.

“There is no question the next budget will be more difficult due to the pandemic, economic downturn, and Governor Evers’ tax-and-spend agenda,” Nygren said. “I appreciate Speaker Vos’ continued trust in my leadership and I look forward to working with my colleagues and Co-Chair Senator Marklein to pass a fiscally responsible budget that prioritizes taxpayers.”

See Vos’s statement here.

See Nygren’s here.

Topics: SAA Capitol Reports, SAA Capitol Reports with Email Notifications, SAA Latest Update | No Comments »

Comments are closed.