Rep. Bob Kulp (R-Stratford) has been selected to chair the State Assembly Transportation Committee for the next two years.
The Transportation Committee hears bills on everything from road projects to school buses to Amish buggies. If Kulp were to author a transportation bill, he would not be able to hear it within the committee, a method of checks and balances that prevents chairs from pushing policies through their committee.
Committee membership reflects the composition of the Assembly and will likely consist of 7 Republicans and 5 Democrats, he said.
As committee chair, Kulp hopes to have respectful and productive hearings that ensure all places are heard. He doesn’t see partisan divides being as much of an issue within the committee, since it doesn’t handle funding, and is hopeful about the next session under new democratic Governor Tony Evers.
“From my perspective, I think there are a lot of things that we can find to work together with the governor outside transportation and even in transportation,” said Kulp.
Central Wisconsin is well-represented in transportation in both houses – Senator Jerry Petrowski (District 29) chairs the Senate Committee on Transportation and Veteran Affairs.
“I’m delighted to be working on the process, and certainly look forward to a productive session and being able to continue to serve the great people of 69th district,” Kulp said.