- Associated Press - Monday, July 6, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Senate will take up the state budget, a 6 percent raise for state troopers and a new compensation plan for thousands of other state workers that contains no general wage increases on Tuesday.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said last week that his chamber would act first on the state budget. A spokeswoman for Vos didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald’s spokeswoman said only that the change was made based on what she called scheduling requirements.

Vos and Fitzgerald have been struggling over whether to add provisions to the budget that would repeal the state’s prevailing wage for construction workers. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Republicans who control the state Senate plan to insert a provision into the state budget Tuesday that will repeal the prevailing wage law for local governments.


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