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State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) introduces herself prior to the start of Thursday's Wisconsin Legislature's Joint Committee on Finance budget hearing at Baldwin High School. Jeff Holmquist photo

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BALDWIN -- The Joint Committee on Finance, made up of state senators and assembly members, met for seven hours April 18 to gather testimony from people concerned about budget priorities.


Hundreds were on hand at Baldwin High School auditorium to watch proceedings or get on a list so they could have two minutes to speak.

Among members of the committee were State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) and State Assemblyman Dean Knudson (R-Hudson).

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Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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