South Shore Representative Rodriguez Named to Joint Finance Committee

Congratulations to South Shore Rep. Jessie Rodriguez on her appointment today as an Assembly representative on the Wisconsin legislature’s powerful Joint Finance Committee.

Here is the press release. From it …

I am incredibly honored that Speaker Robin Vos has placed his trust in me to serve on the Joint Committee on Finance. The primary responsibility of this committee is to review our state’s revenues and appropriations. Its role in the budget-writing process will be of the utmost importance going into the next biennium.

The pandemic has caused a lot of uncertainty for Wisconsinites and their budgets. Similarly, the pandemic is causing economic uncertainty and presenting new challenges as we head into another legislative budget process. Next year, as we work on a new biennial budget, it will be crucial to look at our revenues and expenditures with a critical eye and make sure we’re putting forth a careful and fiscally responsible budget for Wisconsin. I’m ready to get to work on this important task.

I wish Rep. Rodriguez nothing but the best on this critical commitee, and I look forward to working her, State Sen. Chris Larson and all lawmakers to move move South Milwaukee and the South Shore forward.

This is a critical time, as we look to state government for strong and unified leadership — and action — to address the pandemic, while confronting what figures to be one of the most difficult budgets in decades. I’ll proudly advocate for South Milwaukee every step of the way, reminding all lawmakers about the importance of local goverment in delivering the services that touch people every day.

I’m hopeful Rep. Rodriguez’s appointment will serve to amplify our voice — now, more than ever. It’s been more than eight months since Madison lawmakers passed any legislation. Let’s get to work.

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