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Peter Barca

Wisconsin legislative leaders announce transportation plan

Republican leaders said Wednesday that they agreed on a plan to fund Wisconsin's road projects over the next two years, edging them closer to an elusive deal on a new state budget. They're not there yet, though. It looks like the deal won't be enough to get the massive spending plan through the Senate. The Legislature's finance committee is expected to approve the road plan during an all-night session Thursday into Friday. Approval would wrap up the committee's revisions to the budget and clear the way for votes in the Assembly and Senate. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said his chamber will vote on the budget first, most likely next Tuesday or Wednesday. But Senate...