Senate delays passage of state budget
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Senate has moved just short of passing the state budget without making any changes. Democrats used a procedural move Thursday to block a final vote on the budget until 12:01 a.m. Friday. Every Democratic sponsored amendment was rejected over 12 hours of debate, but Democrats wouldn’t allow the budget to come up for a final vote. Democrats tried to undo the voucher expansion, alter the income tax cut to benefit the middle class more and accept federal money to expand Medicaid. The $70 billion spending plan will head to Governor Scott Walker once it passes the Senate as expected early Friday morning. The Assembly passed it Wednesday.
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