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Wisconsin Legislative Session Wrap-up

From today's Wheeler Report:


The Assembly adjourned about 3:45 a.m. today, ending the floor sessions scheduled for 2009. Regular sessions will resume January 19, 2010.

However, legislative leaders are expected to call lawmakers back to Madison in the coming weeks to take up any agreement that can be worked out between the Senate and Assembly on stiffening drunken driving laws.

Also, there is a possibility Gov. Doyle will call the Legislature into special session to consider the proposed mayoral takeover of Milwaukee Public Schools.

On Thursday and early today, the Legislature completed action on additional Wisconsin Shares child welfare reform, provided for taxpayer funding of state Supreme Court races, took away the governor's authority to appoint the DNR secretary, and a package of bills providing Wisconsin the ability to seek federal Race to the Top funding.

See the Wheeler Report for news articles and press releases about the legislation.