“Potential Local Impacts of the Proposed Wisconsin Budget: An Informational Forum” will be presented on Wed., May 4, from 7-9pm at the Cravath Lake Community Center in Whitewater. This informational opportunity is provided by League of Women Voters of the Whitewater Area.
“How will the proposed Wisconsin budget likely affect Whitewater and the surrounding area?” The League has pulled together a list of savvy local experts:
• Kevin Brunner, Whitewater City Manager
• Suzanne Zentner, Whitewater Unified School District Superintendent
• Richard Telfer, UW-Whitewater Chancellor
• Tim Cullen, 15th District State Senator
• Evan Wynn, 43rd Assembly District Representative
• Julian Zelazny, Executive Director, Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association
• Linda Seemeyer, Director, Health and Human Services for Walworth County
• Dr. Jolly Emrey, UW-Whitewater Associate Professor of Political Science
• Thomas Drucker (moderator), Vice President of the League of Women Voters
• Other elected officials have been invited, but have not yet confirmed.
“This forum is designed to inform citizens about how the budget will likely impact city services, local schools and UW-Whitewater. Additional speakers will address the likely impacts of the proposed budget on the agricultural sector as well as how the proposed budget may impact health-related programs and services. The hope is that citizens of all political persuasions can become better informed about some of the implications of the proposed budget on the local area.”
If you wish to be better informed ahead of time, there are some resources available; please see the blog entry “Info on the WI state budget.” You also can search HALCat, Harold Andersen Library’s catalog, for books on local finance and government (such as Fiscal health for local governments: An introduction to concepts, practical analysis and strategies, 3rd-floor Main Collection HJ9145 .H65 2004), and government documents (such as Fiscal stress faced by local governments and Update of state and local government fiscal pressures.