MADISON (WRN) While Wisconsin Democrats had some big wins on the national stage in Tuesday’s elections, Republicans scored several victories in the state Legislature.
Unofficial returns give the GOP a 17-15 majority in the Senate, which is expected to grow to 18 seats after a special election in December. The state Assembly also remained firmly under Republican control.
Senate Republican Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) says it was a big night for their members. He says it will allow them to work with the governor and GOP-controlled Assembly to make sure a state budget is approved next spring that’s in balance and has no deficit.
Democrats held a one seat majority in the Senate for just a few months, following recall elections over the summer. Early results show them losing one of the seats they picked up in the recalls and another due to a lawmaker retiring.