First of all, it looks like we are still a distance away from a final agreement, since the WisGOPs can't find 17 of 20 senators to go for this.
But Assembly Speaker Robbin' Vos apparently was done with waiting, and the little guy decided to puff his chest out and show Fitz who was boss.
And while the Assembly GOP has put together a $5 million Medicaid spending boost and a few pork items in an amendment today, there is no change in the basic framework that was in the JFC's approved document.
Which means that it's going to be up to Senate to go along with the bill, or make changes that the Assembly has to sign off on. And if this tweet is any indication, they haven't figured out which option to take.
.@SenFitzgerald says Republicans still don't have 17 votes needed to pass budget, hopes to get there by Friday— Scott Bauer (@sbauerAP) September 13, 2017
And if they don't have 17 votes in the Senate for the current budget, what's going to have to be changed to come up with a document that passes?
Meanwhile, schools and caregivers and highway workers around the state wait for the budget to become law, so they can actually get the increased funds and higher rates of reimbursement that they were promised. What a waste, but what do you expect from a GOP that is based out of hate and special-interest kickbacks over actual governing?