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MADISON (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says the Legislature will not officially be in session when he delivers his budget speech at a private Madison business next week.
Walker's office said in a press release Tuesday that he planned to deliver his speech at a joint session of the Legislature at animal feed manufacturer Vita Plus in Madison.
But the Wisconsin Legislative Council says unless there is an emergency, state law requires the Legislature to meet in the Capitol building.
After that memo was released, Walker's spokesman Cullen Werwie said Walker's address at Vita Plus would be a speech and not a joint session of the Legislature. Walker will officially release his budget when the Legislature is in session in the Capitol.
MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's plan to have the Legislature meet outside of the Capitol may not be legal.
One of the Legislature's attorneys says in a memo that unless there is an emergency, state law requires the Legislature to meet in the Capitol building.
The Wisconsin Legislative Council memo says circumstances do not currently exist that allow for convening the Legislature outside of the Capitol building.
For decades Wisconsin governors have delivered their budgets at a joint session of the Legislature in the Assembly chamber. Walker says he wanted to do it at a business instead.
MADISON (WKOW) -- Gov. Scott Walker is breaking a tradition by releasing his two-year state budget outside the Capitol.
Walker's spokesman says Walker will deliver his budget on Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. at Vita Plus, a Madison business.
Governors have traditionally delivered budgets at a joint session of the Legislature in the Capitol's assembly chamber.
No additional details were released.
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