NEW INFORMATION: Vos promises aggressive agenda, new tone

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Newly selected state Assembly Speaker Robin Vos tells his Republican colleagues that he will work together with Democrats to set a new tone in Wisconsin.

Vos was unopposed for speaker Tuesday. He will take over when the Legislature reconvenes in January with Republicans in control of the Assembly just as they were the prior two years.

But Vos says no party has a monopoly on good ideas and he wants to be inclusive in how he leads.

Vos also promises to carry out an aggressive agenda, focused on reforming the state's income tax code, balancing the state budget, cutting regulations and improving education.

Rep. Scott Suder was also selected by GOP lawmakers as Republican majority leader for the next two years.
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- State Rep. Robin Vos of Burlington is expected to be elected as the next speaker of the state Assembly when Republicans meet to choose their leaders for the next session.

Both Assembly Republicans and Democrats and Senate Democrats are meeting separately on Tuesday to elect their leaders for the session that begins in January.

No one has announced that they plan to challenge Vos as speaker, Rep. Scott Suder as majority leader or Rep. Bill Kramer as speaker pro tempore, the person in charge of presiding over the Assembly. Both Suder and Kramer served in those positions last session. Vos would take over for Jeff Fitzgerald, who ran for the U.S. Senate.

On the Assembly Democratic side, Rep. Peter Barca of Kenosha is expected to be re-elected as minority leader.


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