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Budget Hearing Update & Reminder

By Dee Pettack | April 6, 2023

The Joint Finance Committee held the first of four statewide listening sessions on the 2023-25 State Budget yesterday in Waukesha (4/5/23).  Wisconsin Public Radio provided this summary of the hearing.  Thank you to our education leaders who came to testify, below is a list of the School Districts who were represented at the hearing:

It is critically important that legislators continue to hear your local stories.  If you are looking for additional support to prepare to give testimony:

  1. Review information on the SAA Website.  Testimony from the public hearing will be posted shortly.  This site also includes how to submit written testimony.  You can submit comments online if you are not attending in-person.  If you are going to appear you can bring one printed copy and give that to the legislative staff and they will scan and put that into the record.  Please also send a copy of your testimony to your Representative and Senator if they do not serve on the Joint Finance Committee.
  2. If you need to make sure you have updated and accurate data/facts to support your local story – Review the resources that Anne Chapman, WASBO Research Director, has made available on the WASBO website and/or reach out to her directly at anne.chapman@wasbo.com for additional support.
  3. If you would like to have your testimony reach a wider audience please send a PDF copy of it to wheeler@thewheelerreport.com – your testimony will then be posted on their website which is used by legislators and state leaders to track statewide news.

Samples of testimony from the 4/5/23 listening session are below:

Kevin Klimek, Brown Deer

Lisa Elliott, Greenfield

Dan Arnold, South Milwaukee

Thank you for considering attending a listening session and providing testimony.  The dates/locations for the remainder of the listening session is listed below:

UW-Eau Claire, Davies Student Center

Ojibwe Grand Ballroom (Third Floor)

77 Roosevelt Ave., Eau Claire

Wilderness Resort, Glacier Canyon Conference Center

Sandstone Meeting Room

45 Hillman Road, Wisconsin Dells

Lakeland Union High School

9573 State Highway 70, Minocqua

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