By Tim Kowols
Members of the Wisconsin Legislature are looking at a $693 million shortfall in the 2017-2019 biennial budget when they return to Madison next month. According to the USA Today-Wisconsin Network, the state expected its tax projections to grow in the fiscal year by 3.6 percent, not the 2.3 percent that it actually did. With state departments having already submitted their budget requests, Rep. Joel Kitchens says it is time for the Legislature to sort things out.
Rep. Kitchens will host a pair of listening sessions on Monday in Sturgeon Bay (2-3 p.m. at the library) and Algoma (4-5 p.m. in the Council Chambers at city hall) to discuss possible questions about the budget and other concerns in the state and First District.