MADISON, Wis. -

Senate Democrats have appointed Sen. Bob Wirch and Sen. Jennifer Shilling to serve on the Joint Committee on Finance for the upcoming legislative session.

Incoming Senate Democratic Leader Chris Larson, D-Milwaukee, made the announcement Wednesday. He said Wirch and Shilling have shown they are committed to working with fellow Democrats, Republican legislators and the governor to move Wisconsin forward.

Larson said he's looking forward to working with Wirch and Shilling to create jobs, increase economic development, and protect schools.

Wirch and Shilling are both Democrats. Wirch is from Somers, and Shilling is from La Crosse.