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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

 7:15 PM 

Senate sends 'bill to pay the bills' to governor

The Senate has backed the measure dubbed the "bill to pay the bills" on a unanimous vote.

The legislation now heads to Gov. Scott Walker after Assembly passage last week. Among its provisions:

- the bill would repeal $29.8 million in lapses that were planned under the collective bargaining changes, but not realized because it had been held up by a Dane County judge.

- it would reduce required lapses to $67 million; they were originally to be $200 million.

- it would transfer $235 million to the Patients Compensation Fund by June 30, 2012, to pay back the fund with interest for the illegal $200 million transfer made as part of the 2007-09 budget that was invalidated by the state Supreme Court.

- it would realize $23 million in GPR savings by accelerating Medicaid payments in order to capture higher federal reimbursement rates in effect through June 30.

- it would decrease by $3.1 million community aids to realize anticipated savings.

- it would decrease by $4.6 million the Joint Finance Committee's supplemental appropriation.

Republicans tossed aside three Dem amendments backers said would have maintained local recycling grants and the SeniorCare program. Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills and the bill's co-author, said those issues have been addressed in the forthcoming biennial budget bill.

Darling accused the SeniorCare amendment's author, Tim Carpenter of Milwaukee, of scaring seniors with his floor remarks, withdrawing a comment of "shame on you."

That drew a rebuke from Carpenter and sparked a lengthy list of Dem speakers who reminded Republicans that their governor originally proposed phasing the program into Medicare Part D in the budget.

"I would submit that seniors should be scared," said Minority Leader Mark Miller, D-Monona.


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