Senate formally introduces Foxconn bill, refers to JFC

Sen. Fitzgerald speaks as the Senate debates the right-to-work bill in the Senate Chambers in the State Capitol, in Madison, on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. photo by Michelle Stocker
Sen. Fitzgerald speaks as the Senate debates the right-to-work bill in the Senate Chambers in the State Capitol, in Madison, on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. photo by Michelle Stocker

The Senate Thursday formally introduced the Foxconn bill and referred it to the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee.
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has said that the budget, which is more than a month late, should be lawmakers' priority, while Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, has said the Foxconn bill should take precedence.
Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, backed off that stance a bit Thursday.
Fitzgerald said he's going to talk to Gov. Scott Walker and Vos again and see if JFC can hold a hearing on the Foxconn bill on Aug. 22 and wrap up the rest of the budget that week.
"I guess I'...

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