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GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL ROUNDUP: Senate passes budget by a 17-16 vote

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Wisconsin senators voted 17-16 just after midnight to approve the same version of the new state budget that the Assembly passed on Wednesday. Richland Center Republican Dale Schultz joined all Democrats in voting no. The Senate’s debate lasted 12 hours, as majority Republicans struck down a number of Democratic amendments, and did not consider others.


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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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