Budget Negotiations Stall as Assembly Focuses on Foxconn Incentives

State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) says negotiations with the state Assembly on the state budget and Foxconn incentives legislation have stalled.  Fitzgerald spoke to Capitol reporters and said the Assembly is moving forward on the Foxconn bill without input from Senators and he is not sure he has the votes to pass it in his house.  He also restated the Senate’s priority of completing the state budget first and then working on the Foxconn incentives. We previously posted on reports that the budget committee would not be able to meet until the week of August 21 at the earliest.

At the same time, Assembly GOP leaders are sticking with their priority of moving forward a Foxconn bill and announced an aggressive timeline to vote the bill out of committee and possibly have an Assembly floor vote as soon as August 17.  Assembly Speaker Robin Vos also said the Assembly is working with Gov. Walker with a goal to pass a bill before Labor Day.

More coverage:

The Capital TimesWisconsin Senate, Assembly Republicans still divided over timeline for Foxconn deal
Wisconsin State JournalScott Fitzgerald: Senate shut out of Foxconn bill talks
Wisconsin Public Radio: Wisconsin Wouldn’t Break Even On Foxconn Deal Until 2043
Associated PressWisconsin Senate leader says Foxconn votes may be lacking