Local reps split on party lines

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MADISON - Local legislators are split along party lines over Tuesday's Wisconsin State Assembly vote on the state budget.

On Tuesday night the GOP-controlled Assembly cleared the state budget 60-39, with all Democrats voting against the two-year spending plan.

The Senate is scheduled to take up the budget today.

Gov. Tony Evers has yet to say whether he will sign the measure or veto it. Evers can also make partial vetoes as governor.

Rep. Amy Loudenbeck, R-Clinton, says the Assembly-approved budget would cut taxes by more than $500 million and maintains all current tax relief measures.

"Assembly Republicans set out to improve upon what was proposed by Governor Evers and reflect the priorities of the Legislature as a whole, as well as the unique needs of individual districts served by our members," Loudenbeck said. "This is a great budget for Wisconsin. It invests in people not programs, and focuses on areas of agreement that benefit all of our citizens."

Rep. Mark Spreitzer, D-Beloit, said Tuesday's Assembly vote represents "a missed opportunity."

"Governor Evers's budget addresses issues that everyone knows need to be fixed like health care, education, transportation, and the environment," Spreitzer said. "These are the issues that I have heard time and time again from my constituents and in listening sessions with Governor Evers across the state. Through the People's Budget, Republicans had the opportunity to pass a budget that reflected the needs of our constituents. Unfortunately, the budget that Assembly Republicans passed falls short of Governor Evers's proposal."

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