Monday, April 04, 2011

Rep. Hintz to host Oshkosh Area Public Hearing on the State Budget


For Immediate Release
April 4, 2011

Oshkosh Area Public Hearing on the State Budget

Opportunity to hear from constituents on Governor Walker’s proposed budget

Oshkosh – Rep. Hintz (D-Oshkosh) announced today that he will host a budget public hearing in Oshkosh on Saturday, April 9th. Area legislators from both parties have been invited to participate. Attendance has been confirmed by Joint Finance Committee Member Sen. Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) and Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber (D-Appleton).

This hearing is the first of a series of events being hosted by Democratic Legislators statewide. The Joint Finance Committee elected to hold just four budget hearings statewide, the fewest number of public hearings held in 25 years. The scheduled Joint Finance hearings are also being held during weekday business hours when it is difficult for many working families to attend. Holding an event in Oshkosh on a Saturday allows Oshkosh Area residents to participate and voice their opinions and concerns.

Governor Walker's proposed budget has large consequences for communities around Wisconsin including cuts to public education and vital programs such as health care for seniors and children. Given this drastic shift in Wisconsin ’s priorities, it is more important than ever to hear from people across the state, not just a few locations during limited business hours.

This event is open to the public and the press.

Oshkosh State Budget Public Hearing:
Invited: Area Legislators & Open to the Public
Date: Saturday, April 9th
Time: 10:30am – 4:30 pm
Location University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh (Reeve Union Room 202), 748 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI


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