MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican Wisconsin state senator says he will vote against the budget that was written by fellow Republicans, leaving the GOP with only one vote to spare in the Senate.
Sen. Steve Nass, of Whitewater, said Wednesday that he will not support the state budget as written by the Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee. The panel approved the budget last week and it’s scheduled to be taken up by the Assembly on Tuesday, with the Senate to follow.READ MORE: Wild And Timberwolves Win Big Saturday, United Ties
Republicans hold a 19-14 majority in the Senate, meaning they can lose only two votes and still have enough GOP backing to approve the budget. Nass is part of a contingent of hard-line conservatives who speak out against spending increases.READ MORE: Family Mourns 'Loving' And 'Gentle' St. Paul Man After Fatal Hit-And-Run
Nass says one of his objections is the 5.6% spending increase under the two-year budget plan.MORE NEWS: Minnesota Gophers Beat Maryland 34-16
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