February 26, 2016

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Rep. Drummond's Newsletter

Rep. Drummond’s Newsletter: Budget Closeouts: It’s not pretty

This is the part of the budget process when the Finance subcommittees finalize their changes to the budget Governor Walker submitted. This process can get a little squirrely, and there is ample opportunity for the chair of the subcommittee to amend the governor’s budget to include pretty sweeping cuts. After the subcommittees meet, they add to and subtract from the governor’s budget, they then amend their recommendations and send them on to the full House Finance Committee. This is the Legislature’s first step in passing a budget, and I am already pretty concerned with what I see.

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Rep. Josephson's Newsletter

Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Budget Close-Outs & Public Testimony

This has been a busy week full of meetings and there is much to tell you. Before I do, I want to commend the House Resource Committee Chairs on their dedication to hearing the Governor’s oil and gas credit and mining tax bills and holding sometimes two meetings a day. These are very complex issues and each hearing I feel like we learn something new about these industries and these credits. There will be an opportunity for public comment on both bills in the near future. I will be sure to keep you all informed about when that is.

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Rep. Guttenberg's Legislative Report

Rep. Guttenberg’s Newsletter: Public Testimony opens next week

This week we’ve seen massive cuts to the state’s FY2017 operating budget pass out of Subcommittees and on to the House Finance Committee for further consideration. Next week marks your opportunity to let the Finance Committee know how you feel about the cuts under consideration, so please make your voices heard!

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