Joint Finance Committee public hearing March 20

The Joint Finance Committee will hold a public hearing on Friday, March 20 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Alverno College Pitman Theater (map).

Let them hear your voice!


The destructive reach of this budget is heard to overstate: The elderly, the disabled, students, the UW System, and more, are being sacrificed to tax cuts for the wealthy and ideology of the wealthy backers of Scott Walker's presidential hopes.

The public affairs network Wisconsin Eye will live stream Friday’s hearing, which can be seen here: For those who can’t watch live, a recording of the show will be available for later viewing.

Logistical notes

  • Alverno isexpecting people to arrive as early as 6 a.m. to get in line to sign up for testimony
  • No one gets special sign-in privileges (it's kind of like the old days of being in line for concert tickets)
  • Legislators are expected to arrive between 7:30 and 8 a.m. (hearing still officially begins at 10 a.m.)
  • The campus will be open during usual hours; access to the Pitman Theatre will begin at 10 a.m.
  • Capacity of the theater is ~700

Some legislators, including State Senator and UWM alumnus Chris Larson, will hold an additional listening session on Tuesday, March 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Urban Ecology Center at 1500 E. Park Place in Milwaukee.

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