Democratic state lawmakers held the second of eight budget hearings last night at UW Marathon County.
The series is part of an effort to expand listening sessions past the four that were held by the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee. Chris Larson, Senate minority leader, says people likely didn’t get a chance to come to a hearing. “We think the budget is important enough that we should have more than just four hearings.”
Representative Mandy Wright says people have been coming to her with concerns over the budget and items inside it. “Public education funding, health care, how we’ll implement the exchanges or if we’re accepting the federal funds.”
Joint Finance is expected to start voting on the budget later this week.