FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 12, 2020



Gov. Evers, Lt. Gov. Barnes to
Host People's Budget Virtual Listening Sessions


MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes today announced a series of People's Budget virtual listening sessions as the state begins the 2021-2023 state budget process. Gov. Evers and Lt. Gov. Barnes will host four virtual, issue-based budget listening sessions to hear directly from families and workers about the issues affecting Wisconsin. The first virtual listening session will occur on Tues., Nov. 17, 2020 at 6 p.m. and will focus on healthcare and public health in Wisconsin. 

“Our first budget was crafted by and with the people of our state, and this budget will be no different,” said Gov. Evers. “The listening sessions for our 2019-21 budget were successful in helping us develop a budget that reflected the stories, experiences, and priorities of folks across our state. Although we won't be able to host these listening sessions in-person this time around, I look forward to visiting with Wisconsinites virtually and hearing their thoughts and feedback as we put together the People's Budget.”

A full schedule of these listening sessions is available below and on the governor's website here. All participants must register to attend on the governor's website here. Wisconsinites are also welcome to submit written comments on any topic at any time here. Members of the press are invited to attend and will receive RSVP information in advance of the listening sessions.


  • Budget Listening Session on Healthcare and Public Health Tuesday, November 17, at 6 p.m. Register to attend here

  • Budget Listening Session on Environment, Infrastructure, and the Economy Wednesday, December 2, at 6 p.m.  Registration will be live one week before the listening session date.

  • Budget Listening Session on Criminal Justice Reform Tuesday, December 8, at 6 p.m. Registration will be live one week before the listening session date. 

  • Budget Listening Session on Our Schools and Education Wednesday, December 16, at 6 p.m. Registration will be live on week before the listening session date. 




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