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Topic - Scott Fitzgerald
Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he won't run for the congressional seat vacated by longtime Wisconsin Congressman Tom Petri (PEE'-treye).
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 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.
Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says it's up to the Assembly whether a school accountability bill passes this session.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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."
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.
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald told the Wisconsin State Journal in a story published Thursday (http://tiny.cc/lzm6ex ) that the court ruling leaves little room for the Legislature to act.
"It's not going to be resolved for the November election," Fitzgerald said.