Chairwoman Dimitrijevic Statement on Governor’s Budget
The state budget presented by Governor Scott Walker includes a number of positive items. We are excited with the grant funding for the VETransfer program, located in Milwaukee, which supports veteran entrepreneurs.
Milwaukee – The state budget presented by Governor Scott Walker includes a number of positive items. We are excited with the grant funding for the VETransfer program, located in Milwaukee, which supports veteran entrepreneurs. We support the funding of the Hoan Bridge and the increase in funding for routine maintenance agreements. We believe the Family Justice Center project is important for ensuring victims of domestic violence and their families have access to services they need in an integrated and accessible way.
With the economy still in recovery, we do believe that we need to maintain services at an adequate level and are concerned about flat funding after the cuts to services in the last budget. More specifically, we are concerned about the continued hole in the child support budget.
While we are pleased that transportation infrastructure is getting funding in this budget, we obviously have concerns with flat funding for transit in light of its importance to rebuilding our economy by helping people get to and from work. Transit is an important facet of any transportation system, and it should be acknowledged as such. Dedicated funding for transit is more important than ever, and we hope the legislature will continue to discuss ways to provide security for the transit systems in this state.
Over the next few weeks, we will continue to review the budget and look forward to participating in the upcoming public hearings on the state budget. We are hopeful the Joint Committee on Finance will continue its tradition of hosting a hearing in Milwaukee County, the largest county in Wisconsin.
Press Releases Referencing Marina Dimitrijevic
Feb 25th, 2015 by Marina Dimitrijevic
Neighborhood listening session will combine with “dollar days” event
Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic Announces New Commitment of $200,000 in Workforce Development Funding on Couture and Streetcar ProjectsDec 16th, 2014 by Marina Dimitrijevic
Additional Funding Will Train and Connect Residents with Jobs
Milwaukee County Board Moves Forward on Free Transit Rides for Seniors and Persons With DisabilitiesOct 29th, 2014 by Marina Dimitrijevic
Adds New Transit Service to Job Centers in Brown Deer and Oak Creek
Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic Says Actions by the U.S. Supreme Court Have Cleard the Way for Milwaukee County to Begin Issuing Same-Sex Marriage LicensesOct 6th, 2014 by Marina Dimitrijevic
Chairwoman Dimitrijevic Says SCOTUS Ruling Clears Way for Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
Oct 2nd, 2014 by Marina Dimitrijevic
Chairwoman Dimitrijevic and Sup. Haas to Hold Town Hall Meeting October 20
Aug 27th, 2014 by Marina Dimitrijevic
Says $500,000 Contribution Will Help Revitalize Park and Beach