The Wisconsin State Senate has adjourned for the session, and the move likely means the end of the road for a number of controversial bills at the Capitol.
The Senate wrapped up their action for the year before the Assembly could take action on the Clean Energy Jobs Act, Regional Transit Authority legislation, and a number of other bills that were scheduled for votes later today. That means, even if those bills receive approval in the Assembly, the Senate will be unable to take them up.
Senate Republicans also objected to the third reading of several bills. The delay prevented them from receiving a final vote as well.
Senators honored several retiring members of the chamber and state workers. They also approved a number of appointments and concurred in legislation creating the BadgerCare Basic program. The bill will provide a coverage plan for low-income workers on the waiting list for the BadgerCare Core plan.
Before adjournment, the Senate also approved further changes to legislation regulating payday lending in Wisconsin. The bill now heads back to the state Assembly for final approval.