Statewide Hearings on State Budget Begin

The Joint Finance Committee is hitting the road in an effort to give citizens around the state a chance to comment on the state budget.

Information and video from the four scheduled public hearings will be added as it becomes available:

  • Thursday, April 4 at Greendale High School in Greendale
  • Monday, April 8 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay
  • Wednesday, April 10 at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells
  • Thursday, April 18 at Baldwin-Woodville High School in St. Croix County

After the public hearings have concluded, JFC will be meeting several days each week through the end of May to take votes on various aspects of the bill. At the end of the JFC budget process, all JFC modifications to the Governor’s bill are incorporated in a Substitute Amendment and sent to the full Legislature for floor votes in each house.

The Legislature is expected to take the bill up in June and send their final product to the Governor by the end of the month. The Governor generally completes veto review within 30 days of receiving the bill before signing it into law.

For additional information on the state budget process and links to source documents, visit Hamilton Consulting’s 2013-15 State Budget resource center.