Joint Finance announces public hearings

The Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee has announced four regional public hearings for later this month to take comments on Gov. Scott Walker’s 2015-17 budget proposal. The panel will meet March 18 at Brillion High School; March 20 at Alverno College in Milwaukee; March 23 at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County; and March 26 at Reedsburg High School. Rep. John Nygren, a Marinette Republican who serves as the committee’s co-chairman, said the hearings will generally run from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.