With the help of a “yes” vote from my Senator, Duey Stroebel. It’s been a pretty disappointing and pathetic day for the Wisconsin GOP.
Senate Republicans on Wednesday approved their two-year state budget by a slim 17-16 margin largely along party lines, guaranteeing it will land on Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ desk in coming weeks.
Sen. Chris Kapenga, R-Delafield, one of three skeptical Republicans who kept the roughly $81 billion budget’s prospects in limbo this month, announced his “yes” vote earlier Wednesday, eliminating the possibility lawmakers needed to make further major changes to ensure its passage.
Two Republican senators — Steve Nass, R-Whitewater, and David Craig, R-Big Bend — voted against the plan because they argued it spends too much.