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Assembly Democratic leader backs budget fix

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MADISON (AP) -- Democratic Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca says he would be stunned if Republicans would try to pass portions of a collective bargaining law after repeatedly saying they would not do that.

Barca was asked Monday whether he thought there was a possibility Republicans would try to pass the bill Tuesday. Republican leaders in both the Senate and Assembly have said they won't vote on the union bill again while it remains hung up in the courts.

Barca says since they made those comments, he would be extremely surprised if they try to pass the union bill again.

The budget bill to be passed Tuesday is designed to plug this fiscal year's projected $137 million gap. Barca says Democrats support most of what is proposed in that bill.

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