, 2023-01-05 10:17:18,
Republican lawmakers are looking to speed up a constitutional amendment — hoping to put the measure in front of voters in April — that would give the legislature the final say on how the governor spends federal money earmarked for the state.
The joint resolution, introduced on Wednesday by Sen. Howard Marklin, R-Spring Green, and Rep. Robert Witke, R-Racine, follows Wednesday’s filing. Another constitutional amendment That would make it more difficult for violent criminal defendants to get bail. If both amendments are passed by the Republican-led legislature, they could come before voters on the April 4 ballot.
Both amendments passed the legislature in the last session, passing the bail amendment 70-21 in the House and 23-10 in the Senate, while the Federal funding measure He passed 20-11 in the Senate and 60-36 in the Assembly.
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