Budget listening sessions offer another way to “get your lawmaker’s ear”

Testifying before the Joint Finance Committee isn’t the only way to advocate for your district and students on the state budget.

You can also attend a budget listening session, where you can meet with your legislator in a small group (or sometimes even in a one-on-one) setting.

The WASB staff found announcements of the following upcoming listening sessions:
(Note:  These were all “upcoming” at the time this information was originally posted.)

Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-West Point):

April 27th  9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Portage Public Library
Bidwell Meeting Room
253 W Edgewater St, Portage

April 27th 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Baraboo City Hall
City Council Chambers
101 South Boulevard, Baraboo

May 4th 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Mount Horeb Public Library
Meeting Room
105 Perimeter Street, Mount Horeb

May 4th 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Middleton Senior Center
7448 Hubbard Avenue, Middleton

Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay):

April 27th 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Door County Library, Jane Greene Room
107 S. 4th Ave., Sturgeon Bay

April 29th 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Sister Bay Village Hall
10693 Wis. Hwy. 42, Sister Bay

April 29th 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Nelson’s Hall Bitters Pub
1202 Main Rd., Washington Island

April 29th 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Algoma City Hall
416 Fremont St., Algoma

Rep. Michael Schraa (R-Oshkosh):

April 29th 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Omro Public Library
405 E Huron St, Omro

April 29th 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Oshkosh Public Library
106 Washington Avenue, Oshkosh

Rep. Barbara Dittrich (R-Oconomowoc):

April 29th 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
YMCA at Pabst Farms
1750 E. Valley Road, Oconomowoc

Sen. Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield) & Rep. Rob Hutton (R-Brookfield):

May 3rd 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Starbucks Community Room
17980 W. Bluemound Road, Brookfield

May 6th 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
UW-Milwaukee Innovation Campus Conference Room
1225 Discovery Pkwy, Wauwatosa

Rep. Timothy Ramthun (R-Campbellsport):

May 3rd 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
New Holstein City Hall
2110 Washington Street, New Holstein

Future listening sessions are planned for Hartford in the last week of May and for Kewaskum in the last week of June.

Rep. Dianne Hesselbein (D-Middleton):

May 3rd 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Crossroads Coffeehouse
2020 Main Street, Cross Plains

May 3rd  3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Waunakee Village Center
Community Room B
333 S Madison St, Waunakee

May 6th  4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Town of Verona – Town Hall
7669 County Hwy PD, Verona

May 9th  4:30 – 6:00 PM
Chocolaterian Café
6637 University Ave, Middleton

Rep. Mary Felzkowski (R-Irma):

May 4th  8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Antigo City Hall
700 Edison Street, Antigo

May 4th  11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Merrill City Hall
1004 E 1st Steet, Merrill

May 4th 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Tomahawk City Hall
23 N 2nd Street, Tomahawk

May 6th 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Elcho High School
9630 Antigo St, Elcho

Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) will be joining Rep. Felzkowski at a number of the listening sessions.

Rep. Beth Meyers (D – Bayfield):

May 7th  10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Iron River Public Library
68235 N Main St, Iron River

May 7th  1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Cable Community Center
13660 Co Hwy M, Cable