First of 3 hearings on Gov. Evers' $91 billion state budget proposal kicks off

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The first of three public, in-person hearings on Governor Tony Evers' $91 billion state budget proposal kicked off Friday, April 9, at UW-Whitewater.

A variety of people and organizations attended the hearing to make their voices heard, including Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

Before the Joint Finance Committee, he pushed for a change in the fiscal relationship between the state and city.

"The governor's budget proposal offered a reset in the fiscal relationship between the state and the city of Milwaukee, increasing share revenue and allowing a voter-approved local sales tax," Barrett said. "We ask you to support both."

There are two more public, in-person hearings -- one at the Hodag Dome in Rhinelander on April 21 and one at UW-Stout in Menomonie the next day.

A fourth public hearing will be completely virtual. That's scheduled for April 28.

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