State Senate Democrats will be represented on the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee by a pair of veteran lawmakers. Democratic Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling on Tuesday named Middleton Senator Jon Erpenbach to the panel, along with Milwaukee Senator Lena Taylor.
In all, 12 Republicans and four Democrats will serve on the finance panel, which is tasked with rewriting the state budget that will be presented by Governor Scott Walker early next year that will eventually be voted on by the full Legislature. The panel will hear from agency heads and the public before deciding what changes to recommend late next Spring
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos recently named six GOP members to the finance committee. Senate Republican Leader Scott Fitzgerald must still do the same, along with Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca.