Senate to debate budget after Assembly approval

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Senate plans to pass the state budget that would expand private school vouchers statewide and cut income taxes for every tax filer.

The Senate was taking up the plan on Thursday, a day after it passed the Assembly on a 55-42 vote.

Assembly Democrats didn't offer any amendments, saying the plan was so bad it couldn't be fixed. Republicans had also said they would accept no changes.

Senate Democrats are expected to attempt to make changes to the plan, but Republican Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he does not anticipate any more revisions.

Republicans hold a narrow 18-15 majority, meaning no more than one Republican senator can vote against the budget and still have it pass.


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