After a day's delay, the state Assembly began a marathon debate Wednesday afternoon on Gov. Walker's proposed budget.
At 7 p.m. a Republican amendment was released. After a two hour caucus, lawmakers returned to the floor to continue debating the Democratic amendments.More >>
MADISON (WKOW) – The Wisconsin Legislature will take up Gov. Walker's first budget starting Tuesday.
The two-year spending plan furthers the governor's agenda to reduce the size of the government through substantial cuts to public education and with caps on entitlement programs that only fuels anger Democrats hope will lead to successful recall elections in the summer.
The recall elections could give Democrats control of the state Senate and the ability to block Walker's agenda, however, Republicans and Walker will have already made a permanent mark on the state that will be hard to unwind.
Opponents to Walker's budget have been trying to convince the Republican-controlled Legislature to undo some of the cuts they see as the most damaging.
Republicans haven't indicated what changes they may back.
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