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Committee to begin work on Wisconsin budget


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Legislature's budget-writing committee will begin its work on making changes to Gov. Scott Walker's proposal this week.

The Joint Finance Committee plans to start Tuesday on discussing the budgets of several state agencies, including public defender, insurance and administration of the lottery.

The committee has already decided not to take up several parts of the budget made by Walker, saying they should instead be introduced as separate bills.  Those include repealing the requirement that insurance companies pay for contraceptives and prohibiting school boards from forcing teachers to live within the district.

The committee hopes to be done with its changes to the budget by the end of May, with the full Legislature voting on it by the middle of June.  The new budget takes effect July 1.

Online Reporter:  Cami Mountain

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