State Sen. Jeff Smith to hold budget listening session in Eau Claire Tuesday

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – State Senator Jeff Smith will be in Eau Claire on Tuesday to field questions from constituents on Governor Evers’ 2021-23 State Budget Proposal.

The budget proposed by Evers back in February pushes for things like marijuana legalization and the repeal of act ten which was put in place by former Governor Scott Walker, which weakened public-sector unions, but the biggest spending in this budget is focused on helping businesses recover from COVID-19 and investment in public education.

  “In the governor’s budget he has 200 million dollars to assist small businesses, 600 million dollars in school aid plus 790 for special aid and of course 200 million for better broadband,” said Smith.

The listening session will be hosted at phoenix park in Eau Claire on Tuesday from 5 to 7 PM, attendees are asked to adhere to local COVID-19 guidelines, which include wearing a mask and socially distancing themselves from others.

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