State Rep. Joel Kitchens, R-Sturgeon Bay, has announced an adjustment in the hours for a listening session with constituents planned for Monday, Feb. 20.
The event is now scheduled for 3-4:30 p.m. at Kewaunee City Hall, 401 Fifth St., Kewaunee. The start time is an hour later than originally planned.
“This change is in reaction to the Kewuanee County’s informational meeting on the proposed Anaerobic Digester which will be held 1:00-3:00 at the Kewaunee County Fair Grounds Expo Building,” Kitchens said. “I will be in attendance and I encourage anyone who is interested in this matter to attend as well.”
As for the listening session itself, “I am looking forward to hearing from my constituents and making sure we can work together towards a budget that reflects the priorities of our district,” he said.
Kitchens released the following statement after Gov. Scott Walker’s 2017-19 budget address last week:
“Today Governor Walker laid out his budget for the upcoming biennium. The framework the Governor has provided us with is a great first step towards crafting a budget that works for Wisconsin.
“I am proud the Governor is prioritizing K-12 education in this budget. The additional $649 million in funding will help continue the proud tradition of strong schools in Wisconsin. This budget invests more into K-12 education than any other budget in Wisconsin history.
“Additionally, the Governor has included funds to address the workforce shortage in Wisconsin. Providing Wisconsin citizens with the training they need to obtain family-supporting jobs will help reduce dependency on government and increase individual success.
“We are continuing to move Wisconsin in the right direction. I look forward to working with colleagues on both sides of the isle to improve upon the Governor’s budget over the upcoming months. The taxpayers of Wisconsin deserve a budget that works for them.”