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Start of Assembly budget debate begins

Published On: Jun 18 2013 03:33:39 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 18 2013 04:30:47 PM CDT

MADISON, Wis. -

The state Assembly has begun debate of the state budget and still plans to vote on the $70 billion spending plan on Wednesday.

Debate began around 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday. Republican Majority Leader Scott Suder says after about three hours of debate Tuesday, the Assembly will spend about six hours on it Wednesday. The vote is slated to take place at about 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Both sides agreed to time limits to avoid late-night debate and votes that had become common in the Assembly in recent years, particularly on the budget.

The Senate is scheduled to begin budget debate Thursday.

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