Republicans push bills before Legislature ends

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans in control of the state Assembly plan to pass a variety of bills Tuesday before adjourning for the year later this week.

The final push comes amid continued criticism from Democrats who say Republicans have done little to focus on job creation as promised when Gov. Scott Walker called a special session on putting people back to work this fall.

The burst of action also comes before efforts to recall Walker and other Republicans are expected to be launched in a couple weeks.

In the face of those recall campaigns, the Legislature isn’t expected to do much next year, making it all the more important for Republicans to get everything passed they can before adjourning as planned Thursday.