Mark Born Says Feedback On State Budget Has Been “Insightful”

(Beaver Dam) State Representative Mark Born says he has heard from a wide cross-section of the community as he tours Wisconsin getting feedback on the state budget. The Beaver Dam Republican is a member of the legislature’s Joint Finance Committee, which is wrapping up a series of public meetings with a stop in Green Bay this week. Born says the committee has heard comments on topics ranging from healthcare to education funding to prison reform. At many of his own local listening sessions, Born says the thing he hears most about is roads. Born says on average, the turnout at the public hearings has been between 400-and-500 people per stop with the number of those speaking at the all-day roadshow ranging from 200 to 350 people. The vast majority of those speaking are with organized groups or lobbyists but he says individuals also bring insightful ideas to the table as well.