Vos to Walker on budget vetoes: ‘I won’t forget this’


Assembly Speaker Robin Vos told Gov. Scott Walker, “I won’t forget this,” after Walker agreed to make several vetoes to the state budget to win support in the Senate, according to text messages released this week under the state’s open records law. > Associated Press

Vos slams three holdout GOP senators for poor budget behavior


Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said although he’s satisfied with Wisconsin’s state budget, he’s dismayed at several GOP senators’ handling of the budget, saying “the renegade senators decided to hijack what we normally do, and instead of negotiating, gave a ransom list to Gov. Walker.” > Wisconsin Public Radio

Assembly passes state budget after 11 hours of debate


Assembly Republicans passed the state budget late Wednesday night after a 10-week delay, sending the $76 billion spending plan to a Senate chamber paralyzed by GOP infighting. The Assembly passed the bill 57-39 after 11 hours of debate. The Senate must pass an identical document before it can go to Gov. Scott Walker’s desk. > WISN Milwaukee

Robin Vos to GOP Senate budget holdouts: ‘Not going to be held hostage’


As the state Assembly neared a vote on the state’s overdue budget, Speaker Robin Vos dug in against Senate Republicans who can block its passage in that chamber, saying he won’t acquiesce to “wholesale” budget changes at the last minute. The group of four or five GOP senators aren’t ready to back the budget. > Wisconsin State Journal

Walker says there’s a budget deal ‘in principle,’ but GOP lawmakers say no deal yet

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Speaking to reporters in Madison Tuesday, Gov. Scott Walker said there is agreement “in principle” to end the impasse on the state’s overdue budget. But hours later, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said sticking points, such as how to fund roads and schools and cut taxes, remain unresolved.  > Wisconsin State Journal

Assembly lawmakers pass their version of Foxconn incentive package


The State Assembly on Thursday passed a $3 billion incentive package for electronics manufacturer Foxconn on a 59-30 vote, with the chamber’s Republicans cheering it as a smart bet for taxpayers with massive upside for the state’s economy, over Democrats’ criticism that the deal is a gigantic gamble with state funds. > Wisconsin State Journal

Wisconsin GOP responses to Trump: Gallagher and Steineke pointed; Walker, Johnson and Ryan indirect; Vos and Fitzgerald silent.


While Sen. Ron Johnson, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Gov. Scott Walker condemned the Charlottesville violence without citing Trump’s name, U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher and state Rep. Jim Steineke came out far more pointedly against Trump’s failure. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos have made no public comment. > La Crosse Tribune