Local lawmakers comment on newly adopted budget
Last Thursday after 13 hours of debate in the Assembly followed by nine hours of debate in the Senate, the Wisconsin Legislature adopted a $66 billion, two-year budget bill.
The budget, awaiting Gov. Scott Walker's signature, takes effect July 1.
Identical bills passed the Assembly on a 60-38 vote and the Senate on a 19-14 vote. No Republicans voted against the bill. No Democrats voted for it.