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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Issues Statement in Response to Action Taken By Joint Finance Committee


MADISON — Earlier today, the Joint Finance Committee of the Wisconsin Legislature adopted a substitute amendment to the Governor’s proposed budget. Among other things, the substitute amendment would continue the current, and fund, pay progression plan for Assistant District Attorneys and implement a similar pay progression plan for Assistant Attorneys General, Assistant Public Defenders and Deputy District Attorneys. Regarding today’s action by Joint Finance, Van Hollen stated:


Since the Governor introduced his budget, I have worked closely with Joint Finance and individual legislators on pay progression and other issues. Today’s action shows that the members of Joint Finance share both Governor Walker’s and my commitment to public safety and crime victims. I commend Joint Finance for working hard to lessen the tax burden while prioritizing issues of public safety.”


The budget, as amended by Joint Finance, still requires approval by both houses of the Legislature and signature by the Governor to become law.