Event Recap


Viewpoint Luncheon: How Will the New State Budget Impact Greater Milwaukee?

By Therese Schneider

More than 130 people attended our Viewpoint Luncheon in Milwaukee, How Will the New State Budget Impact Greater Milwaukee? on Thursday, March 28 at the Italian Conference Center. The event explored how the next state budget will impact citizens in metro Milwaukee. State budgets are about more than taxing and spending; they also determine the state’s policy priorities and have major impacts on local economies and quality of life. That will be the case with Wisconsin’s 2019-21 state budget, which was introduced by the Governor on February 28.

WPF Research Director Jason Stein provided the Forum’s take on the Governor’s proposed budget. Then, we heard from a panel of local leaders who spoke to the wide range of possible impacts for the state’s largest metro region:

Suzanne Kelley, President, Waukesha County Business Alliance
Mary Jo Meyers, Director, Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services
Mark Mone, Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Maxine White, Chief Judge, First Judicial District of Wisconsin

WisconsinEye covered the event – watch the video. (Video embedded below)

Check out photos from our event here.

The Milwaukee Business Journal covered the event as well. Read their article here.

Many thanks to Clark Dietz and PFM for sponsoring this event!