The Wisconsin state Assembly gained two new members on Wednesday. Republicans Bob Kulp of Stratford and Jessie Rodriguez of Franklin were sworn in, as the chamber prepared to begin a special session on a proposal that would delay changes in the state’s BadgerCare program.
Kulp replaces former GOP Majority Leader Scott Suder of Abbotsford, while Rodriguez replaces Republican Mark Honadel of South Milwaukee. Both former lawmakers resigned in September. Their replacements will serve for 13 months, and will run for re-election in November.
The Assembly now has a 59-39 Republican majority, with one seat remaining vacant. A special election is set for December 17th to replace former Greendale Republican Jeff Stone.