Budgets reflect values, and Governor Evers 2021/2023 Biennial Budget is full of proposals to make Wisconsinites lives better.  You can help by telling Rep. Magnafici, State Senator Stafsholt and the Joint Finance Committee what you want.  Also, Letters to the Editor and Facebook posts help spread the word about issues like taking the Medicaid Expansion and protecting pre-existing condition coverage, Legalizing Marijuana, Rural Broadband, Restoring some Benefits taken away by Act 10, and much more.  People ask why some of these issues are part of the budget – they involve spending, and/or generating revenue.  Here are several online Budget Briefings you can attend to get more informed and involved.  

Read the Governor’s Budget Brief  

https://doa.wi.gov/budget/SBO/2021-23%20Budget%20in%20Brief.pdf

ATTEND the Governors Listening Sessions – sign up at https://evers.wi.gov/Pages/BudgetListeningSessions.aspx

3/18 6pm Economic recovery & Opportunity 

3/25 6pm  Health Care

3/30 Transportation and Infrastructure 

4/8 Education 

4/14 – Justice Reform and Marijuana Legalization 

4/21 Climate and the Environment 

ForwardWisc.com.  Budget Briefings  hosted by Reps Evan Goyke and Greta Neubauer  with other members of the Democratic Assembly Caucus.  See what informed, policy-minded legislators have to say about the budget, as opposed to Magnafici’s vapid, straight party line comments.  

March 17 at 7pm: Climate, Environment and Equal Rights

March 24 at 7pm: Healthcare

March 31 at 7pm: Economy and Infrastructure

WPEN Education Forum March 16

This focuses on Education.  https://secure.everyaction.com/xtdaM5j6pkGoonH1Aw0Arg2?sourceid=1006770&emci=9fe5f746-eb81-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&emdi=82f2ba6f-f581-eb11-85aa-00155d43c992&ceid=2179797

Submit Comments to Joint Finance Committee 

https://legis.wisconsin.gov/topics/budgetcomments/submit-comments/

Attend and or Testify at in Person or Virtual Menominee Joint Finance Committee Hearings 

Thursday, April 22nd, Starts 10 am, University of Wisconsin-Stout, 712 Broadway St. S., Menomonie, WI 54751

OR 

Wednesday, April 28th, Starts 10 am, Location: Virtual – More info to com