JFC Hearings Wrap Up, Votes to Begin in Early May

JFC Hearing in Spooner 2017_04_18_102402At the close of today’s (April 20) hearing in Marinette, the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee (JFC) will have concluded its schedule of six public hearings on the 2017-19 state budget.

Capitol sources indicate the committee is likely to begin taking votes to approve, modify or delete specific budget items during the first week in May.  (Watch the WASB Legislative Update Blog for information about the JFC’s schedule and actions.)

Public education was well-represented at the six JFC hearings, with many school district administrators, school board members, teachers, parents, retired teachers, and public school advocates among those addressing the committee.

A special thank you to all the school board members who testified at the JFC hearings. They included:

JFC Hearing Board Members District
Platteville (4-3)    
Christine Panka Prairie du Chien
Carol Albright Sun Prairie
Barb Feeney Oregon
West Allis (4-5)    
Paru Shah Shorewood
Terri Phillips Kettle Moraine
Robert Hansen Greenfield
Cathy Walsh Greenfield
Doug Perry South Milwaukee
  Shawn Rowland Wauwatosa
  Sharon Muehlfield Wauwatosa
Berlin (4-7)    
Jean Maurice Boyer Neenah
Doug Mering Baraboo
Jeffrey Caine Dodgeland
Neil Whiting Dodgeland
Andrew Oemig Dodgeland
Hélène Pohl Manawa
Jim Bowman Appleton
John Nyhuis Oakfield
Susan Fox Monona Grove
Leo Thomasgard Port Edwards
Spooner (4-18)    
Rob Morehouse Superior
Christina Kintop Superior
Stu Olson Shell Lake
Joe Luginbill Eau Claire
Chris Hambuch-Boyle Eau Claire
Mark Pettis Siren
Kevin King Spooner
Ellsworth (4-19)    
Darren Van Blaricom Amery
Sue Kattas Hudson
Marinette (4-21)  
Suzanne Todey Sevastopol
Terry McCloskey Three Lakes
Brenda Warren Green Bay
  Lisa Botsford Howard-Suamico
  Teresa Ford Howard Suamico
  Crissy Kumhala Oconto
  Julie Muenster Peshtigo

If we missed anybody who testified, please let us know. Thanks again for your advocacy!