With JFC at impasse, Fitzgerald says Senate may create its own budget


Republican divisions over the state budget took a Monday today as Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald raised the prospect of his house doing its own version of the document.
Bypassing the JFC would be unprecedented in the 106-year history of the committee, according to Legislative Fiscal Bureau Director Bob Lang.
Meanwhile, Gov. Scott Walker again threatened to use his veto pen if the budget lawmakers send him doesn't meet his commitment to have property taxes in 2018 lower than in 2014.
That line in the sand is at the heart of the escalating GOP tensions, particularly since the guv's own ...

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