GOP Senate leader says he doesn’t have votes to pass budget

MADISON — Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he doesn’t have the 17 votes required yet to pass the state budget.

Fitzgerald said Tuesday he thinks there are at least 15 senators who will vote for the $76 billion budget. Republicans control the Senate 20-13.

Fitzgerald says he hopes to have the votes needed to take up the budget on Friday. The Assembly is voting on the two-year spending plan on Wednesday.

Fitzgerald says he would prefer that any changes needed to...

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