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Continued: Democrats urge moderate Republicans to join them in opposing budget

  • Article by: SCOTT BAUER , Associated Press
  • Last update: June 17, 2013 - 4:10 PM

Republican leaders in both the Senate and Assembly, who would have to agree to such a move, have denied through their spokeswomen that it's even being considered.

Larson said a conference committee bill would be insulting to the entire Senate, especially Republicans who want to change the budget.

In the budget's current form, two Senate Republicans would have to join with the 15 Democrats to have enough votes to block passage.

Once an identical budget passes both houses, it heads to Gov. Scott Walker, who has the power to make changes through his expansive line-item veto power. In 2011, when the Legislature was also controlled by Republicans, Walker issued 50 line-item vetoes.

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