Assembly adopts Republican changes to budget
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Assembly has adopted a Republican-introduced amendment that makes 27 changes to the $70 billion state budget. One change includes not capping a property tax credit program for disabled veterans. Another would delay for at least a year the loosening of requirements for high-capacity wells. Other changes that were in an earlier draft were dropped. One sought to limit public access to a proposed mining site near Lake Superior. The other loosened enrollment requirements for Racine’s voucher schools. The amendment was added to the budget on a 59-36 vote. Five Democrats voted for it and two Republicans voted against it. The Assembly has moved on to debating the overall budget. No other amendments are expected to be adopted.
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