Wisconsin legislature agrees on little to start 2014

GOP majority divided on a few bills

CREATED Jan 1, 2014

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  • Inside the State Capitol in Madison. | Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

 MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Republicans who control the Wisconsin state Senate and Assembly aren't in agreement on a myriad of issues facing the Legislature in 2014.

That is setting up a session that may be marked more by what doesn't get done that what does.
Caught in between the two chambers are anti-abortion bills, changes to the Common Core academic standards and proposals cracking down on drunken driving.

And with lawmakers itching to get done by mid-March so they can hit the campaign trail, there's not a lot of time to work out their differences.

One big unknown heading into the 2014 session is just how rosy the state's revenue estimates will be and what policy makers may want to do with any surplus.