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Friday, March 16, 2012

 3:22 PM 

Dems take up pulling motions again

Rep. Louis Molepske Jr, D-Stevens Point, attempted to bring AB 575, which would have established a trust fund for workforce training to the floor. Rep. Nick Milroy, D-South Range, then tried to pull SB 369, which creates a franchise and income tax credit for hiring veterans.

The motion on AB 575 was defeated, but the motion on SB 369 succeeded. The bill was the referred to Joint Finance Committee.

Right now, Democrats are attempting to pull the bill back out of finance and take it up.

Meanwhile, Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca said that they can't reach an agreement with GOP leadership on this legislative impasse, which has led to the pulling motions. Rep. Robin Vos, R-Burlington, said the believed the Dems agreed to the terms of an agreement on passing the MATC bill, but that Dems turned around and rejected it. They're hoping they'll "reconsider" after Rep. Sandy Pasch, D-Whitefish Bay, came back over to review the terms of the deal.

UPDATE: After some lengthy debate, SB 369 was passed by the Assembly. Since it was passed by the Senate on Wednesday, this bill will head to the governor's desk for his signature.


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