The Committee will be meeting on Thursday, May 6, beginning at 11:00am. Please call the Committee members using the list below and protest the removal of so many vital and important items from the budget that would go a long way toward improving the lives of so many Wisconsin residents.
Some of the many items the JFC intends to remove from consideration in one big motion on Thursday include:
- Provisions that would have protected people’s ability to vote
- Expansion of Medicaid
- Drivers' licenses for undocumented people
- The "raise the age" provision that would send 17 year-olds back to the juvenile system
Their list includes much more - see the Memo from JFC here.
Please take action to let JFC members know that you are unhappy with their decision to summarily remove from consideration so many items from the state budget. Let them know if there are items you are particularly concerned about. Or, let them know that you are upset by the complete lack of transparency in the process.
The Joint Finance Committee intends to meet and to pass their omnibus motion on Thursday morning at 11:00 am. We are asking each of you to call one or more members of the Joint Finance Committee Thursday morning at 10 am. Ask them to slow down and re-consider this sweeping show of disregard for the people who believed there was meaning to their participation in the process the JFC itself established. Below are the names, emails and phone numbers of the JFC members.
Please, make at least one phone call Thursday morning. Do not accept the excuse that they are "just removing policy that shouldn't be legislated through the budget." All of these items have significant budget impacts.
Here are the members of the Joint Finance Committee:
Representative Mark Born (Co-Chair)
Senator Howard Marklein (Co-Chair)
Senator Duey Stroebel
Senator Dale Kooyenga
Senator Mary Felzkowski
Senator Kathleen Bernier
Senator Joan Ballweg
Representative Amy Loudenbeck
Representative Terry Katsma
Representative Shannon Zimmerman
Representative Jessie Rodriguez
Representative Tony Kurtz
Representative Evan Goyke
Representative Greta Neubauer