Joint Commitee on Finance Finance - Appointment 12/14/12


December 14, 2012

Joint Committee on Finance

On Friday, November 30, I had the honor of being appointed to the Joint Committee on Finance by Assembly Speaker - elect Robin Vos for the 2013-2014 Legislative Session that begins on January 7, 2013. The Joint Committee on Finance is a statutory, 16-member standing committee of the Wisconsin Legislature. The Committee's primary responsibility is to serve as the principal legislative committee charged with the review of all state appropriations and revenues, including the biennial budget.

I’m excited to get to work immediately for the taxpayers of the 88th Assembly District and the state of Wisconsin and build on the strong foundation of fiscal responsibility set last session. I’m confident that my experience will bring new views and ideas to the committee so that we can find bi-partisan solutions to the problems facing our state.

An informational paper compiled by the Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau outlining the Committee's responsibilities can be found here.

Other members include:

Rep. John Nygren - Co-Chair
Rep. Pat Strachota - Vice-Chair
Rep. Dan LeMahieu
Rep. Dale Kooyenga
Rep. Dean Knutson

Note: Democrats have not named their committee members at this time

Assembly Committee on Energy and Utilities

I've also been appointed to serve my second term on the Assembly Committee on Energy and Utilities. I've always felt that strong energy policies are necessary to move Wisconsin forward. I will continue to work to promote low-cost, long-term, sustainable energy solutions that benefit everyone in our state.

Other members include:

Rep. Mark Honadel - Chairman
Rep. Tom Larson - Vice-Chair
Rep. Andre Jacque
Rep. Chad Weininger
Rep. Erik Severson

Note: Democrats have not named their committee members at this time