Kids Forward: Opposes sweeping deletion of fiscal items from budget

Contact: Ken Taylor ktaylor@kidsforward.net 608-284-0580 x 302
The following is a statement by Ken Taylor, executive director of Kids Forward, regarding the proposed motion to strip 60 fiscal policy measures from the budget bill during the Joint Finance Committee’s first executive session on the 2019-21 budget.
The proposed motion treats scores of important budget proposals the same as non-fiscal policy items in the bill. As a result, major budget items – many of which enjoy broad popular support – will be swept aside without even giving legislators a chance to review the usual Legislative Fis...

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