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Assembly approves state budget without red-flag law, Senate up next

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans moved a step closer toward finishing their work on their $87 billion state budget Tuesday, pushing the spending plan through the Assembly and on to the Senate. The Assembly passed the budget 64-34. Four Democrats — Reps. Deb Andraca, Steve Doyle, Beth Meyers and Don Vruwink — joined Republicans ...

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A look at Gov. Tony Evers’ partial budget vetoes

Gov. Tony Evers used his partial veto power to make 78 changes to Republican legislators' version of the state budget before signing it Wednesday. The budget takes effect immediately and Republicans do not have the votes needed to override any of the vetoes.

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Evers under pressure to sign Wisconsin budget

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers was under pressure Monday to sign the state budget as passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature, even though it doesn’t include many of his priorities and GOP lawmakers have made it difficult for him to use partial vetoes to reshape it. Republicans have been calling on Evers to sign ...

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Conservative budget foes put Wisconsin GOP in tough spot

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Opposition from a pair of conservative Wisconsin state senators to the Republican-written state budget is putting GOP leaders in a tough spot as they try to round up enough votes to pass the two-year spending plan next week. The budget agreed to by the Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee would spend less ...

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GOP senator vows to vote against state budget

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press A Republican state senator vowed on Wednesday to vote against the state budget in its current form, leaving the GOP with room to lose only one more vote in the Senate and still have enough to pass the plan without Democratic support. The two-year, nearly $82 billion budget won approval from the Republican-controlled Joint Finance ...

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GOP plans to kill Medicaid expansion, pot legalization

Republicans plan to kill some of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' signature proposals in the first vote taken this year by the state's budget-writing committee, proposals including accepting federal money to offer more Medicaid, legalizing medical marijuana and capping enrollment in private voucher schools.

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