It was a full auditorium Friday as the Wisconsin Joint Finance Committee of the Wisconsin Legislature held its final public hearing on the State budget at Marinette High School. More than one-hundred people spoke to lawmakers on the panel pushing for Education, Mental Health Services, and the effects of the proposed sulfide-mine.
Citizen Speaker, Laurie Keen, says she wouldn’t be standing here today if it weren’t for the Mental Health services provided to her forty-years ago.
Rural roadways and Transportation as well as cuts to tuition in the U-W System were also of concern by many of the individuals in attendance.
This could could slow down the two-year spending plan, but Lawmakers did say they hope their work is finished by June.