MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Moderate Republican state senators are seeking major changes to the Wisconsin state budget, including undoing a statewide expansion of private school vouchers and accepting a federally funded Medicaid expansion.
But Gov. Scott Walker and GOP legislative leaders stand firm behind the plan headed for debate Tuesday.
The wrangling heading into the Assembly budget debate shows unhappiness with the $70 billion two-year spending plan as advanced by the Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee.
But it's unclear whether Senate Republicans seeking changes to the budget will get enough concessions to make them vote for the proposal.
Walker and leaders in both the Senate and Assembly have publicly said they want the budget to pass without major changes.
Republican Sen. Rob Cowles says he's actively seeking changes, but wouldn't say what they are.
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