Fall Session For Wisconsin Legislature Begins Tuesday

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 at 7:07 am

The fall session for the state legislature in Wisconsin begins on Tuesday.

Republican leaders in the Wisconsin Senate and Assembly say they intend to focus on jobs and the economy in the upcoming fall session.

But there’s little on the agenda for their first day back Tuesday and, in fact, the Associated Press reports that the republican leaders don’t expect to really get moving on legislation until late October.

That is drawing criticism from the top Democrat in the Assembly who says business leaders will be disappointed that more bills targeting economic development and jobs aren’t ready to be debated right away.

Democratic Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca says he hopes Republicans will be more aggressive in October.

Republican leaders and Gov. Scott Walker say they are focused on improving the economy and not tackling other social issues that could be a distraction. Either way, much is to be debated in the coming weeks and months, and we’ll keep you posted.

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