City residents are invited to share their opinions on the state budget at a public hearing this Saturday in Milwaukee. The hearing starts at 11:00 a.m. and will be held at the MPS Administration Building, 5225 W Vliet St.
The co-chairs of the legislature’s budget committee scheduled just four public opportunities – none in Milwaukee – for citizens across Wisconsin to tell the committee what they think about the budget. That’s tied for the fewest number of budget hearings held since at least 1985. The committee is scheduled to begin voting on the budget on April 25.
Saturday’s public hearing will provide an opportunity for Milwaukee residents to voice their opinions on a budget that will have long lasting effects on the state’s largest metropolitan area. Everyone with a stake in Milwaukee is encouraged to attend this public hearing and to spread the word so they can make their voices heard. Despite its many controversial provisions and potential long-term consequences on vital issues like education, health care and the economy – this proposed budget has not received nearly as much attention, feedback and scrutiny as the budget that passed two years ago.
So Democratic Senate and Assembly leaders and members of the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee joined Milwaukee legislators in scheduling a budget hearing on Saturday in Milwaukee. The Milwaukee hearing is one of 10 additional hearing dates Democrats have scheduled so they can help present ideas supported by people from all across the state that would improve the state budget. The goal is to have a budget that truly reflects Wisconsin middle class values and priorities. Republican legislators are invited and encouraged to also attend all of these hearings. In order to allow every interested citizen who attends the chance to participate, speakers will each be allotted two to three minutes to testify.
WHAT: Milwaukee Public Hearing on State Budget
WHERE: MPS Administration Building, 5225 W. Vliet St.
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The MPS Administration Building is accessible using public transportation, with Bus Routes 31 and 33 stopping directly in front of the building.
For more information on routes and schedules contact the Milwaukee County Transit System directly at 414-344-6711 or online at www.ridemcts.com