Wisconsin's next biennial budget is now in the hands of the state Senate. That’s after the Republican-led Assembly approved the spending plan Tuesday night, on a party-line vote of 60 to 39.
Democrats were unsuccessful in efforts to amend the budget. But Assembly Republicans made some changes, in an attempt to make the proposal more palatable to skeptical colleagues in the Senate.
The 31 GOP amendments include one that slightly reduces property tax increases and another that would give counties more prosecutors.