Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has named the six Republican who will serve on the Legislature’s powerful Joint Finance Committee next session. Among them will be three new faces and three who served on the panel last session.
Marinette Republican state Representative John Nygren (R-Marinette) will take on another session as co-chair of the panel charged with crafting the state budget lawmakers will vote on, while Rep. Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield) will serve as the Assembly vice-chair. Rep. Dean Knudson (R-Hudson) was also reappointed to the committee.
New faces on the committee will include Republican Representatives Michael Schraa of Oshkosh, Amy Loudenbeck of Clinton, and Mary Czaja of Irma.
Speaker Vos is the first legislative leader to announce his choices to serve on JFC next session. Senate Republicans will share control of the panel and will name their own six members. Democrats will have four seats overall, with two coming from each chamber.