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Assembly, Senate To Debate Budget, Foxconn This Week

Senate Will Take Up Wisconsin's $3B Foxconn Incentives Package Tuesday

Wisconsin state Capitol
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Wisconsin state lawmakers have a busy week ahead, with the Senate and Assembly scheduled to debate both the state budget and Wisconsin’s $3 billion Foxconn incentives package.

The Senate will take up the Foxconn bill Tuesday. A version of the bill already passed the Assembly.

Republicans on the Legislature’s budget committee added a provision that would have lawsuits involving Foxconn be appealed directly by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. That same provision would also stay or temporarily block a lower court’s order as soon as it’s appealed.

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Assuming the Senate passes the Foxconn bill Tuesday, the full Assembly would convene to approve the changes Thursday.

The Assembly will also convene Wednesday to debate the full state budget, which passed the Legislature’s budget committee on a 12-4 party line vote last week.

Republicans hold a 64-35 seat majority in the Assembly, meaning the budget is all but guaranteed to pass, although Republicans could potentially amend the plan.

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald’s office says Republicans in that chamber have not finalized when they plan to take up the budget.

Wisconsin’s budget is already more than two months past deadline.