A six-member team of legislators have formed a conference committee to iron out differences in the Senate and Assembly versions of the Wisconsin state budget. Representing the Senate: Majority Leader Russ Decker, D-Weston; Mark Miller, D-Monona; and Minority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau. Representing the Assembly: Speaker Mike Sheridan, D-Janesville; Mary Hubler, D-Rice Lake, and Minority Leader Jeff Fitzgerald, R-Horicon.
The committee is expected to meet today to deliberate and come to an agreement. The legislature hopes to pass a budget that can be signed into law by the Governor by July 1, 2009.