Nygren, Darling to co-chair budget committee

Published On: Nov 26 2012 03:33:42 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 26 2012 03:28:28 PM CST
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -

Republican state Rep. John Nygren of Marinette and Sen. Alberta Darling of River Hills will serve as co-chairs of the Legislature's powerful budget committee.

Incoming Assembly Speaker Robin Vos announced on Monday that Nygren would replace him as co-chair of the Joint Finance Committee. Darling was co-chair the previous two years and will continue in that role.

Gov. Scott Walker will submit his two-year state spending proposal to the Legislature in February. The Joint Finance Committee will hold hearings and make changes to that proposal before putting forward a new version for the Legislature to consider in late spring.

The committee is controlled 12-4 by Republicans.