Senate Republicans Announcing Budget Details To Spur Talks

7/18/17 – Wisconsin Senate Republicans will announce Tuesday what they want to see in a new state budget, in the hope of resuming negotiations with the Assembly. A spokeswoman for Senate G-O-P leader Scott Fitzgerald says the proposal will include current areas of disagreement between majority Republicans in the two houses — state aid for schools, tax cuts, and how to pay for road work. WisPolitics Dot Com says the package could also include a full repeal of the prevailing minimum wage for state building and road projects — and some cost savings in the D-O-T. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says his G-O-P members have already put forward their own plan. But he still looks forward to hearing the Senate’s ideas so they can continue negotiating a budget that was supposed to take effect 18 days ago.