Governor Scott Walker signed the biennial state budget into law this past Sunday, using his substantial line item veto power to eliminate 58 items from the document.
After hours of debate, following weeks of debate, the Wisconsin State Senate yesterday passed a proposed biennial budget for the state.
Gov. Walker is expressing satisfaction with the budget the Legislature has approved. Lawmakers made several changes to the governor's initial plan.
The state Senate has sent Governor Walker a $68 billion spending plan for Wisconsin for 2013-15.
The state Assembly Wednesday advanced a budget for Wisconsin. The votes in favor were all Republican. Democrats voted against the package, with three GOP Assemblymen joining the opposition.