LFB Releases Budget Summary

This week, the Legislative Fiscal Bureau released a summary of Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed 2017-2019 state budget. The LFB budget summary provides a plain language detail of Walker’s budget and will serve as the guide as the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) begin their review of the budget.

Following the release of the analysis, a tentative schedule was released outlining the JFC’s review of the budget. Starting March 27-30, JFC will begin agency briefings. At these hearings, agency heads defend the governor’s budget and answer questions from committee members.

Public hearings will be held in April across the state: Monday, April 3 in Platteville, Wednesday, April 5 in Milwaukee, Friday, April 7 in Marinette, Tuesday, April 18 in Spooner, Wednesday, April 19 in Ellsworth and Friday, April 21, with the location to be determined.

Executive sessions are anticipated to start May 2.