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2023-2025 Biennial Budget Update

By Dee Pettack | March 27, 2023

The Joint Finance Committee will meet next week to hear from the receive testimony from the following departments:

March 28, 2023 – Agency Briefings:

March 30, 2023 – Agency Briefings:

The hearings will be available on [wiseye.org]Wiseye.  The Department of Public Instruction was not selected to offer testimony to the committee, however K-12 education funding may be brought up during the Department of Administration’s briefing.

DPI Budget Resources:

In addition to the talking points provided last week, DPI has created several resources that may be helpful in crafting letters to your legislators and the Joint Finance Committee members or your testimony for the upcoming public hearings.

They include one big-picture overview, and then five others that are more topic-specific, including mental health, nutrition, special education, academics, and teacher workforce.



The Legislative Fiscal Bureau released a summary of Governor Evers’ 2023-25 budget proposal.

Full Document Summary.

Agency Listings.

Summary Tables

Statewide Public Hearings:

As a reminder the Joint Finance Committee announced four public hearings on the 2023-25 state budget. The public hearing schedule is:

Talking points from the SAA can be found here.  They may be useful in crafting your testimony or letters to your legislators.  You can find contact information for you legislators here.

Additionally, Wisconsinites may access the online portal to submit testimony which will be circulated to all 16 committee members:

https://legis.wisconsin.gov/topics/budgetcomments/ as well as a dedicated email address: budget.comments@legis.wisconsin.gov.

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