Wisconsin Assembly takes up state budget on Tuesday

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Wisconsin Assembly takes up state budget on Tuesday

CREATED Jun. 18, 2013 - UPDATED: Jun. 18, 2013

MADISON - The State Assembly takes up the next two-year state budget Tuesday, and going in to the session it appears the bitterly divided parties agree on one major issue.

The Wisconsin State Legislature is notorious for holding votes in the middle of the night. The Joint Finance Committee passed the budget early in the morning after an overnight session.

Minority Leader Peter Barca says the plan is to debate and pass the budget in the waking hours. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos agrees.

The agreement ends there. Democrats say the budget unfairly favors the wealthiest people in the state. Republicans say it will cut taxes for everyone, and spur economic growth.

A Republican from our area plans to vote against the budget. Republican State Rep Steve Nass, of Whitewater, said he doesn't like a structural deficit that's a part of this budget.

Speaker Vos and Governor Walker claim economic growth will make up for the deficit.