Democratic Legislative Caucus hosts public session Public transportation, one-cent sales tax, energy woes, new arena are top concerns heard during listening session

May 14, 2015


“Stay tuned,” State Rep. Evan
Goyke commented to some 60 members
of the Milwaukee Democratic
Legislative Caucus who attended a listening
session on the Wisconsin state
budget May 9, 2015 at Centennial
Hall in the Milwaukee Public Library.
Rep. Goyke represents the Wisconsin
18th State Assembly District. During
introductory remarks, he noted
that it is the state legislature, not Governor
Scott Walker, that approves the
state budget. Indeed some cuts proposed
by Gov. Walker have already
been rejected. The caucus was held to
determine the top priorities of their
In addition to Rep. Goyke, present
for the caucus were Rep. Mandela
Barnes, 11th Assembly District;
Rep. David Bowen, 10th Assembly
District; Rep. Jonathan Brostoff,
19th Assembly District; Rep. Daniel
Riemer, 7th Assembly District; Rep.
LaTonya Johnson, 17th Assembly
District; Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa,
8th Assembly District and vice chair
of the Democratic Caucus; and Rep.
Josh Zepnick, 9th Assembly District.