Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Joint Finance Public Hearing at Sparta

Link to March 24 La Crosse Tribune article, "Legislative panel hears budget worries in Sparta".

Excerpt: Signs of the recession kept surfacing Monday, pitting special needs against each other, at a budget hearing by the state Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee.Hundreds of people attended the hearing at the American Legion Hall in Sparta, with concerns that included public school funding, university student fees taken to provide financial aid, the issue of smoke-free dining and dwindling technical college resources.

Shari Borreson of Tomah, wife of Inspector Kevin Borreson with the Wisconsin State Patrol, addresses members of the Joint Finance Committee at a public hearing in Sparta Monday regarding her opposition to the closing of the State Patrol Headquarters in Tomah proposed in the current state budget.

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