6/14/11 – While the Wisconsin Assembly debates the state budget, senators will be acting on another hot-button issue – concealed weapons. The Senate is scheduled to vote on a compromise measure endorsed last week that would require state permits and training for law-abiding residents who want to carry hidden guns. They would also have to under-go background checks. Most tax-funded facilities would ban hidden heat – and businesses would have the option to do so. Governor Scott Walker supports the measure. Wisconsin Republicans have tried for years to pass concealed carry. And they’re scrambling to do it while they have the majority in both houses and the governor’s office. The Badger State and Illinois are the only two that don’t allow some form of concealed weapons.