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Wisconsin Senate passes $87 billion state budget on to Gov. Evers

Wisconsin Senate
Posted at 8:18 AM, Jun 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-30 23:36:51-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Senate has passed the state budget and sent the $87 billion spending plan on to Gov. Tony Evers.

The Senate passed the document on a 23-9 vote Wednesday evening. The Assembly approved the budget after about eight hours of debate Tuesday.

Senate approval sends the budget to Evers, who can sign it or use his partial veto powers to rewrite the document.

The governor will have six days excluding Sundays to take action on the budget once it reaches his desk. If he does nothing it automatically becomes law.

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