Shilling Announces Local Listening Sessions On State Budget

LA CROSSE – With a looming $2.2 billion deficit, Wisconsin’s upcoming state budget has many families and business owners concerned about the future. In order to provide local residents an opportunity to learn about Governor Walker’s budget and comment on his proposals, Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) will be holding several listening sessions throughout the region.

“Families across our state have a lot of questions about Gov. Walker’s budget cuts and how they will impact our schools, roads, parks and health care services,” said Sen. Shilling. “Rather than forcing these difficult decisions on our local communities, I want to make sure that everyone has an opportunity to share their thoughts on the state budget and help find new ways to move our state forward.”

Sen. Shilling plans to hold several budget listening sessions and is encouraging local residents to attend and share their thoughts.

Monday, March 16th from 4:30pm-6:30pm
Joint budget listening session with Rep. Jill Billings (D-La Crosse)
UW-La Crosse Centennial Hall - Hall of Nations room
1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

Friday, March 20th from 12:00pm-1:00pm
Prairie du Chien City Hall - Community Room (2nd Floor)
214 East Blackhawk Avenue
Prairie Du Chien, WI 53821

Friday, March 20th from 3:00pm-4:00pm
Soldier’s Grove Community Center and Public Library - Community Room
102 Passive Sun Drive
Soldiers Grove, WI 54655

Monday, March 23rd from 11:00am-12:00pm
Joint budget listening session with Rep. Steve Doyle (D-Onalaska)
West Salem Library - Meeting Room
201 Neshonoc Road
West Salem, WI 54669

Monday, March 23rd from 5:00pm-6:00pm
Joint budget listening session with Rep. Steve Doyle (D-Onalaska)
Onalaska Library Meeting Rm. A
741 Oak Avenue South
Onalaska, WI 54650

Thursday, March 26th from 4:30pm-5:30pm
Joint budget listening session with Rep. Nancy VanderMeer (R-Tomah)
Sparta Barney Community Center
1000 East Montgomery Street
Sparta, WI 54656

Friday, March 27th from 1:00pm-2:00pm
Viroqua City Hall - Council Room
202 North Main Street
Viroqua, WI 54665

Monday, March 30th from 5:00pm-6:30pm
Joint budget listening session with Rep. Jill Billings (D-La Crosse) & Rep. Steve Doyle (D-Onalaska)
**This event will also feature a brief school funding overview by the Department of Public Instruction**
Logan High School - Theater
1500 Ranger Drive
La Crosse, WI 54603

“With a self-inflicted $2.2 billion budget deficit, a lagging economy and stagnant family wages, we need more effective solutions to invest in our communities, strengthen our schools and encourage local job creation,” Shilling added. “As we work to balance the state budget and invest in our future, I want to make sure that we’re putting the needs of Wisconsin families first and increasing economic opportunities for everyone.”

These budget listening sessions are open to the public and no RSVP is required. If individuals would like more information, they can contact Sen. Shilling’s office toll-free at 1-800-385-3385 or email[email protected]

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