FAIL: Assembly rejects local spending limit bill

The Wisconsin Assembly tonight killed a constitutional amendment that would have clamped tight spending controls on state and local governments - but a vote is still planned on an amendment to limit only state spending.

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PASS: Assembly passes state spending measure

Madison - The state Assembly this morning called for the first constitutional limit on state spending but refused to recommend similar controls on local governments.The Assembly voted, 50-48, to limit growth of state government's general fund - its single biggest account, which will spend more than $19 billion this year - to 90% of the average growth in personal income over the previous three years. The general fund includes $11.8 billion in state taxes, fees, and about $6.5 billion a year in federal aid.Nine Republicans joined all 39 Democrats in voting against the amendment.

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