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GOP Leaders Say Bucks Arena and Prevailing Wage Legislaton Will Get Seperate Votes

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After weeks of back and forth, GOP leaders on Wednesday announced a budget deal.

Three issues had been the cause for an impasse—a new Bucks arena in Milwaukee, prevailing wage legislation and transportation borrowing.

Republicans now say that the state’s budget committee will vote on including $500 million in bonding for transportation projects, with the possibility of another $350 million if Joint Finance deem the projects necessary. Some projects, including the north leg of the Zoo Interchange reconstruction, will be put on hold.

Prevailing wage legislation and the Milwaukee Bucks arena will be taken up in separate legislation.

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