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  • Scott Fitzgerald won't run for open US House seat

    Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he won't run for the congressional seat vacated by longtime Wisconsin Congressman Tom Petri (PEE'-treye).

  • Wisconsin Assembly wrap-up leaves bills in limbo

    A handful of hot-button bills fell into legislative limbo after Assembly Republicans wrapped up the chamber's two-year session early Friday, including measures that would make chemotherapy pills more affordable, establish a 70 mph speed limit and allow a seven-day work week.

  • Republican Majority Leader Pat Strachota, seated left, listens as Speaker Robin Vos, right, explains changes to a bill making oral chemotherapy more affordable on Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Madison, Wis. Standing behind the speakers are cancer support advocates from left to right: Janice Krukowski, Jennifer Grandkowski, and Paul Westrick and Rep. John Nygren. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)

    Walker says he would sign amended chemo bill

    Republican leaders in the state Senate stopped short of promising another vote on a bill that would make chemotherapy pills more affordable up for a vote, saying Friday that they need time to digest last-minute revisions that the Assembly made to the measure.

  • Fitzgerald: Senate unlikely to take up school bill

    Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says it's up to the Assembly whether a school accountability bill passes this session.

  • Republican Sen. Alberta Darling, of River Hills, speaks in support of her bill that would make less expensive chemotherapy drugs in pill form available on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Madison, Wis. The Senate voted 30-2 to pass the bill, after it had been blocked, sending it to the Assembly where it's unknown whether it will get a vote this year. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)

    Wisconsin Senate passes cancer drugs bill

    The Wisconsin state Senate passed a proposal Tuesday that would give cancer patients access to less expensive chemotherapy drugs in pill form, sending it for a vote in the Assembly, where its future remained in doubt.

  • Oral cancer drug bill backers not giving up hope

    Cancer survivors and others who back a bill that would make oral chemotherapy drugs more affordable in Wisconsin are not giving up hope that the measure can pass the Legislature, saying Monday that public pressure could force lawmakers to act now.

  • Much work undone as Legislature nears end

    As the Legislature nears the end of its work for the year, numerous bills remain in limbo or unlikely to pass. Proposals to rewrite Common Core academic standards, increase reporting of private schools in the voucher program and limit regulations on sand mining in Wisconsin are in jeopardy, along with bills on the following issues:

  • Affordable cancer drug bill has votes, but stalled

    There are enough votes in the state Senate to pass a bipartisan bill that would make cancer drugs more affordable, but Republican Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said Wednesday he won't allow it to come up because a majority of Republicans don't support it.

  • Lawmakers close in on Walker tax cut agreement

    Republicans who control the state Legislature are close to a deal that will lead to passage of Gov. Scott Walker's $504 million income and property tax package next month, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said Tuesday.

  • Fitzgerald says 'no appetite' for school sanctions

    There's "no appetite" for passing a bill this year that imposes sanctions against poorly performing public or private voucher schools, Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said Friday.

  • Committee passes Walker $504 million tax cut bill

    Gov. Scott Walker's half-billion dollar tax cut plan passed a state Assembly committee Thursday over objections from Democrats and continued negotiations among Republican lawmakers.

  • Gov. Scott Walker says he is open to making tweaks to his property and income tax cut plan on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Madison, Wis. Senate Republicans are discussing possible changes to the tax cuts, while the Assembly is moving ahead with a vote on Walker's proposal as introduced.  (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)

    Walker open to 'tweaks' to Wisconsin tax cut plan

    Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday he is open to making "tweaks" to his half-billion dollar tax cut proposal as Senate Republicans continue closed-door discussions about changes they want to see to the plan.

  • Senate leader concerned about deficit growth

    Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says the growth in a projected budget shortfall caused by Gov. Scott Walker's proposed tax cut plan is "definitely a concern."

  • Latest special needs voucher bill draws opposition

    Republican state lawmakers are making another push to extend taxpayer subsidies to help students with special needs attend private schools, unveiling a bill Tuesday that they said would help families trapped in public schools that can't meet their children's needs.

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