Wis. Senate To Debate On New State Budget

Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at 9:52 am

The Wisconsin Senate will debate Thursday on the new state budget, passed Wednesday by the assembly. The senate will decide whether to pass a budget that would expand private school vouchers statewide and cut income taxes for every tax filer.

The assembly passed the measure on Wednesday with a 55-42 vote. According to the AP, assembly democrats weren’t exactly offering high praise, stating the plan was so bad that it couldn’t be fixed. Republicans say they would accept no changes to the bill.

Senate democrats are expected to revise the bill, however Republican Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald doesn’t anticipate any revisions to follow suit.

Republicans do hold a narrow majority in the Senate at 18-15

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