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Assembly adjourns in honor of outgoing Dem leader Barca

Before the final gavel, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos paid compliments to outgoing Minority Leader Peter Barca, calling him "someone who has worked to make...
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Assembly approves GOP amendment to budget, moves onto final debate

The state Assembly has moved onto debating the biennial budget’s passage after approving what GOP authors called a “technical” amendment. Democrats, whose 19 amendments to...
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Assembly argues over budget provision on Racine Unified School District

Assembly Democrats say the biennial budget would re-segregate Racine-area schools by letting villages in the area vote to create their own school districts. But Republicans...
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Assembly Dems elect Hintz minority leader

Fresh off his election as Assembly minority leader, Rep. Gordon Hintz challenged his fellow Dems Tuesday to “recommit to the effort necessary to change...
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Assembly gavels in, prepares to take up Foxconn bill

The Assembly gaveled in this morning to vote on a series of joint resolutions before taking up the Foxconn bill. The Senate passed an amended...
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Assembly kicks off budget debate, GOP rejects Dem prevailing wage amendments

The Assembly kicked off its debate on the biennial budget this afternoon, with Republicans shooting down Dem amendments on their proposed repeal of the...
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Assembly passes state budget on a 57-39 vote

The Assembly tonight passed the state budget 57-39, with five Republicans joining all Dems in opposing it. It now heads to the Senate, where it...
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Assembly sends Foxconn incentive package to Walker’s desk

The Assembly this afternoon approved the amended Foxconn bill on a 64-31 vote, sending it to Gov. Scott Walker's desk. Four Dems broke ranks to...
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Cowles joins Dems in voting against GOP amendment to Foxconn bill

The Senate is now debating the overall Foxconn incentive package after rejecting a series of Dem amendments and approving two authored by Majority Leader...
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Dems unveil three Foxconn amendments ahead of floor vote

Senate Dems today announced three amendments to the $3 billion Foxconn incentive package that they said would prioritize hiring Wisconsin workers, make the tax...
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Fitzgerald amendment would maintain appeals court role in suits related to Foxconn development zone

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald introduced an amendment to the Foxconn bill that would maintain the appeals court’s role in any lawsuits filed over...
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Fitzgerald: ‘We got the votes’ to pass the budget

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald tells WisPolitics.com that he’s “got the votes” to pass the biennial budget. The Senate is back in session after a...
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Kapenga: Three GOP holdouts now a yes after striking deal with guv

Sen. Chris Kapenga said he and two fellow GOP holdouts on the budget are now a yes after striking a deal with Gov. Scott...
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Republicans reject series of Dem budget amendments, criticize opposition’s strategy

Assembly Republicans are continuing to reject a series of Dem amendments to the biennial budget, with 10 rejected as of 2:20 p.m. today. But they...
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Republicans shoot down three Dem amendments

Republicans knocked down three Dem amendments that sought to add provisions prioritizing Wisconsin workers and contractors in the project, adding new restrictions on the...
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Republicans working on veto assurances to secure final budget votes

Republicans this afternoon were working on a package of veto assurances to win the final votes needed in the state Senate to send the...
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Senate adds GOP amendment to Foxconn bill

The state Senate approved an amendment that would tweak language in the Foxconn bill to state WEDC “shall establish job creation thresholds” and claiming...
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Senate approves Foxconn bill 20-13, with Cowles voting against it

The state Senate Tuesday approved 20-13 an amended $3 billion incentive package for the Taiwanese tech company Foxconn, with GOP Sen. Robert Cowles opposing...
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Senate gavels in briefly on budget, recesses until 11:30 a.m.

The state Senate gaveled in briefly this morning for its session on the biennial budget and is now in recess until 11:30 a.m. Senate Majority...
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Senate passes $76 billion biennial budget 19-14

The state Senate put the final touches Friday on a nearly $76 billion state budget that would pump an additional $649 million into K-12...
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Senate rejects two Dem budget amendments

Senate Republicans have rejected two amendments from Democrats so far as debate on the biennial budget continues. JFC Co-chair Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, kicked off...
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Shilling says taxpayers ‘being held hostage’ by GOP budget delay

Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling, D-La Crosse, said today taxpayers are “being held hostage” by Republicans’ delay in passing a budget. The Senate gaveled in...
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Three Senate Republicans want budget changes to win their support

Three Senate Republicans are demanding a series of changes to the budget to win over their votes, including raising the income limit for the...
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Zamarripa opts against challenging Hesselbein for Assembly assistant minority leader

State Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa has decided against challenging Rep. Dianne Hesselbein for Assembly assistant minority leader. Zamarripa, D-Milwaukee, declined comment to WisPolitics.com on why she...
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