I am happy to report that I will return as the Senate Co-Chair of the budget-writing Joint Committee on Finance. This week, State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) announced he was appointing me for the next legislative session beginning in January.
Senator Fitzgerald had some very kind words about my appointment:
“Alberta has done a fantastic job presiding over the Joint Finance Committee. Her leadership and principled approach have left Wisconsin on a sound financial footing with each budget she has been involved in," Fitzgerald said, "I am proud to appoint her again and look forward to working with her."
Thank you Senator Fitzgerald!
I'm honored to have served in this role since 2011. In fact, I'm have co-chaired this committee longer than any other woman lawmaker. I'm also very proud of the work we did in the last state budget. Republicans delivered the largest real-dollar investment in K-12 education in state history. Taxpayers saw more than $11 billion in relief and the elimination of the state portion of their property tax bill.
My goal remains the same; protect taxpayers and build on the economic success Wisconsin is experiencing. I will not back from our principles. I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues and the new governor to build on the remarkable turnaround our state has experienced since 2010.