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Budget Opportunities and Challenges

State Budget Challenges and Opportunities

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.


Finally—it’s President-elect Biden

Patience—counseled by former Vice President Joe Biden all election week as Americans waited for votes to be counted—finally paid off Nov. 7, four days after Election Day, when Biden won in Pennsylvania and gained enough Electoral College votes to acquire a new title: president-elect. AFT President Randi Weingarten says the union’s leaders and members “can’t wait to get started” on the work ahead “with an administration that will embrace and fight for the values we hold dear.”


Your vote is your voice

AFT President Randi Weingarten’s latest column outlines the urgency of using our voices—our votes—in this life-changing election, when we will make a choice “between President Donald Trump, who has trafficked in chaos, fear, lies and division, and former Vice President Joe Biden, who seeks to reverse Trump’s failures on COVID-19 and the economy, and to unite and uplift the American people.” Besides the four crises we face—a pandemic, an economic crisis, racism and a climate emergency—democracy itself is on the ballot, as Trump continues to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the election.



Labor “Get Out the Vote” Virtual

Rally & Phone Bank

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

    Noon – 4:00 p.m.

    Stephanie Bloomingdale, Mark Pocan & Josh Kaul




WiARA Power Lunch

The Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans (WiARA) will be holding its annual Power Lunch on October 12.  This year, it will be a virtual meeting.  See the flyer for more details.