The Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS says home sales last month were up 16.4 percent.

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The Wisconsin Realtors Association says sales of existing homes in May increased 18.2 percent, compared to May of 2012.

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The Joint Finance Committee is supposed to conclude its state budget revisions this week ahead of a full legislative vote this month. Along with tax and spending changes, the budget includes a proposal to lift residency requirements for most public workers.

Many have debated whether that residency rule change will affect services delivered or even harm local communities.