Joint Finance Committee, Wisconsin State Legislature

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The Joint Finance Committee is a standing committee of the Wisconsin State Legislature.

The Joint Finance Committee approved Assembly Bill 11, the "Scott Walker Budget Repair Bill" on Wednesday, February 16, leading to union protests that attracted national attention.[1]


All bills introduced in either house of the legislature for the appropriation of money, providing for revenue or relating to taxation shall be referred to the joint committee on finance before being passed.[2][3]


The Joint Finance Committee is composed of eight senators and eight representatives, each appointed by the same method as their respective chambers.[4]

2015 legislative session

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The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.

Joint Finance Committee Members, 2015
Democratic members (4)Republican members (12)
Lena TaylorAlberta Darling, Co-Chair
Jon ErpenbachJohn Nygren, Co-Chair
Chris TaylorLuther Olsen, Vice-Chair
Gordon HintzDale Kooyenga, Vice-Chair
Leah Vukmir
Tom Tiffany
Sheila Harsdorf
Howard Marklein
Amy Loudenbeck
Dean Knudson
Michael Schraa
Mary Czaja


2011-2012 Session

2009-2010 Session

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