An open public discussion on the State of the State 2013 will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Lettie Jensen Community Center in Amherst.
Hosted by Tomorrow River Chautauqua, the event will feature State Rep. Katrina Shankland and other state policy experts.
Included will be results of the recently completed legislative session in Madison and proposals contained in Gov. Scott Walker’s budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year.
The forum will be open to questions from audience members.
Information will be provided by policy specialists on state economic trends, environmental issues including groundwater and mining, modifications in the Wisconsin educational system and state healthcare issues.
Shankland represents Wisconsin’s 71st Assembly District, which includes the city of Stevens Point, the villages of Amherst, Amherst Junction, Nelsonville, Plover, Rosholt and Whiting, and neighboring towns. She was elected to the Assembly in 2012 and is the youngest state legislator in Wisconsin.
In the Assembly, Shankland serves on the Committee on Workforce Development, the Committee on Energy and Utilities, the Committee on Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage, and the Committee on Constitution and Ethics.
Other guests include Dr. George Kraft, UW-Stevens Point professor of Water Resources; Terry Ludeman, retired chief of the State Office of Economic Advisors; Beth Ludeman, executive director of WEAC-Fox Valley
For more information, visit the Tomorrow River Chautauqua website at www.tomorrow-river-chautauqua.com