Wisconsin Budget Being Debated In Assembly Tuesday

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 at 12:00 pm

The state Assembly plans to begin debate of the state budget Tuesday, with Republicans hoping to fight back any significant changes to the $70 billion two-year spending plan.

The Associated Press reports that the budget would cut income taxes by $650 million, extend private school vouchers statewide, and reject a federally funded Medicaid expansion.

Assembly debate is scheduled to last all day Tuesday and then resume Wednesday. A vote is expected Wednesday afternoon.

The AP reports that the Wisconsin Senate will then take it up on Thursday. The budget must pass both houses in identical form before heading to Gov. Scott Walker.

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