Madison, Wis. – Senator Patrick Testin (Stevens Point) will serve on the legislature’s powerful Joint Committee on Finance in the upcoming session. This committee is responsible for all state appropriations and expenditures, including the state budget.  

“I’m grateful for this opportunity to ensure that we’re investing wisely in a better future for our state,” said Testin. “I will be a strong advocate for my district and be a good steward of the people’s tax dollars.” 

Last session, the Republican-controlled legislature passed a budget that cut taxes by a record amount while making key investments in education, health care, and roads. In 2023, Sen. Testin envisions building on that success. 

“With a $6 billion projected surplus, the state is poised to return more money to the taxpayers and make further investments in infrastructure, workforce development, and the future of both young people and seniors,” noted Testin. “I’m excited to begin the process.”

Wisconsin’s next budget will cover the two year period beginning on July 1, 2023 and ending on June 30, 2025. 

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