Monday, April 8, 2013
Kooyenga, a Joint Finance Committee member, reaches out with home district listening sessions.
State Representative Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield) has announced two upcoming Town Hall-style listening sessions to be held in Wauwatosa and Brookfield. Kooyenga, in his second term of office, represents the 14th Assembly District, which encompasses roughly the northern halves of the cities of Brookfield and Wauwatosa, plus small parts of Milwaukee and the Town of Brookfield. A member of the powerful Joint Finance Committee, Kooyenga has a strong role in the budget process. The Wauwatosa meeting will be from 7 to 8:45 p.m. April 15 at the Civic Building, 7635 W. North Ave. The Brookfield Town Hall will be from 7:30 to 9 p.m. April 23 at Brookfield City Hall, 2000 N. Calhoun Rd. For more information, please contact Representative Kooyenga’s …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Finishing freshman term, CPA who represents much of Wauwatosa receives a key committee appointment from Republican legislative leadership.
- Jim Price
Saturday, December 1, 2012
In just his second term in the State Assembly, Representative Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield), who represents a large part of Wauwatosa, has been appointed to the Joint Finance Committee. Joint Finance is a 16-member standing committee with the primary task of reviewing all state appropriations and revenues. Last year, the Repulican-controlled committee was responsible for steering legislation to close a $3.6 billion deficit. “I am honored to serve on such an important committee," said Kooyenga, who was appointed by Assembly Speaker-elect Robin Vos (R-Rochester). “I believe my knowledge on tax and finance-related issues will serve the committee and the citizens of Wisconsin well.” According to the Legislative Reference Bureau, Kooyenga and …
Monday, April 11, 2011
Labor and advocacy groups meet early in effort to get word out to those working during hearing process.
The public's input on Gov. Scott Walker's proposed biennial budget continued Monday as the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee came to Milwaukee for an eight-hour listening session at State Fair Park. The hearing was scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., but opponents of the budget, upset that the session is being held during working hours, were doing their best to extend the time frame from dawn to dusk. Scheduling their own press conference for 7 a.m. outside the Expo Center, where the hearing is taking place, Citizen Action of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin AFL-CIO and other groups sought to get a jump on the powerful finance committee. It did not take long for tempers to flare, as 7 a.m. came and went with many of the scheduled speakers unable…