Senate Dems today will object to a final vote on the high-capacity well bill, a procedural move that would delay Senate action on the legislation.
Tony Palese, a spokesman for Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling, D-La Crosse, said Dems will object to third reading because the bill was voted on in committee via paper ballot. Dem committee members wanted an in-person vote.
Myranda Tanck, a spokeswoman for Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, said Republicans got a heads up Dems may object to third reading. She said the chamber could come back tomorrow to take up the bill, though a final decision had not been made. Coming in Wednesday would complicate things for members of the Joint Finance Committee, which has a public hearing planned from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow in Milwaukee.
Otherwise, the Senate’s next regularly scheduled floor period is in early May.