MADISON — Two
Republicans who have never served on the Legislature's powerful
budget-writing committee have been named to the panel.
Reps. Mark Born,
of Beaver Dam, and Mike Rohrkaste, of Neenah, were appointed
Thursday to the Joint Finance Committee. Assembly Speaker Robin
Vos announced the appointments.
They will join
co-chair Rep. John Nygren, of Marinette, and Reps. Amy Loudenbeck,
of Clinton, and Mary Czaja (CHIE-ya), of Irma, as Republican
Assembly members on the committee.
The Joint Finance
Committee will be the center of the action next year in the
Legislature as it works to put together the state's two-year
budget. It will work off Gov. Scott Walker's proposal, which will
be introduced in February. ###