MADISON – This morning, Senate Democratic Leader Melissa Agard (D-Madison) announced the Senate Democratic appointments to the Joint Committee on Finance (JFC). Senator Agard released the following statement:
“Today, I am appointing Senator LaTonya Johnson (D-Milwaukee) and Senator Kelda Roys (D-Madison) to serve on the Joint Committee on Finance for the 2023-24 legislative session. The Joint Committee on Finance holds a significant amount of power in our state, and Senator Johnson and Senator Roys will serve our caucus and the people of our state with their experience, intelligence, and tenacity.
“Senator Johnson was first appointed to the Joint Committee on Finance in 2018 and continues to be a prominent voice for her district and the state of Wisconsin. Senator Johnson works diligently to expand economic opportunity in our local communities, create a strong middle class, ensure family-sustaining jobs are available in our state, increase access to affordable health care, support public education and much more.
“Senator Kelda Roys has spent her entire career fighting for health care, voting rights, and quality public education. She understands the importance of supporting families and workers in our state to ensure everyone has an opportunity to dream of a better future. On the Joint Committee on Finance, I am confident that Senator Roys will work tirelessly to align our state’s finances with policies that match our values.
“Our state leaders should reflect our state’s population. I am proud to appoint two badass moms who highlight the diversity of our Democratic caucus. When women and moms are at the table we all do better. I look forward to seeing all that Senator Johnson and Senator Roys will accomplish on this important committee as they work to create a state budget that works for every Wisconsinite.”