Bill Franks & Mike Pyne
WEBINAR: State Budget Challenges and Opportunities
Monday, December 14th, 7:00 pm
Jon Peacock & Tamarine Cornelius of the Wisconsin Budget Project will give us a
presentation on Wisconsin's state budget. These experts analyze our state's
budget and tax system, and will have some new thoughts about what to look
for in the FY21-22 state budget decisions. Although Gov. Evers won't formally
present his state budget proposal until February 16th, the outlines are already
shaping up. How can state employees help create a state budget that meets
our needs and priorities and those of the public? Will new leaders in the Joint
Finance Committee -- and a starkly new pandemic context -- make this spring's
legislative budget negotiations different than in the past? Will the Governor
wield his veto pen to good effect?
This presentation is sponsored by State Worker Power & the Association of Career Employees.
Also see the Wisconsin Budget Project's new website https://www.reimaginewisconsin.org/
for three principles for an equitable economy in Wisconsin.
Register in advance for this meeting on Zoom:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about
joining the meeting.
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