Rep. Shankland Appointed to Joint Finance Committee
“I’m honored to be appointed to the legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance.”
MADISON –Representative Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point) announced her 2017-18 committee appointments today. She will serve on the Joint Committee on Finance, the legislature’s budget committee, as well as the Assembly Committee on Rural Development and Mining. Rep. Shankland was appointed to both committees by Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca.
The Joint Finance Committee will begin its work when the new legislative session begins on Tuesday, and is primarily charged with reviewing state appropriations and revenues, including the 2017-19 state budget. Following her appointment, Rep. Shankland released this statement:
“I’m honored to be appointed to the legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance. As a member of the budget committee, I look forward to advocating for a state budget that reflects the priorities of Wisconsin families – through investments in strong infrastructure, thriving public schools and universities, affordable health care, and family-supporting jobs.
“With Wisconsin facing a projected budget shortfall, it’s time to rethink the policies that led us here and commit to reinvesting in our future. I appreciate the opportunity to work collaboratively with my Republican and Democratic colleagues to develop a responsible budget and promote Wisconsin’s rural communities. I will do everything in my power to ensure that the upcoming state budget puts Wisconsin families first.”
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