Members of the Wisconsin Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee will begin the process this week of going over Governor Scott Walker’s state budget proposal.
The panel in charge of reviewing the budget starts a series of agency briefings today, where lawmakers will hear directly from state agency staff about the proposals included in the budget plan the governor presented to them last month. The hearings are an opportunity for the committee to ask questions about individual provisions, as they look at possible changes before it goes before the full Legislature.
Following briefings this week, the Finance Committee will hold public hearings on the budget bill throughout the state, and will then start the process of making revisions later this spring.
Work on the state budget must be finished by the end of June.