MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A legislative committee has approved new contracts for state workers, clearing the way for the full Assembly and Senate to vote on them.
The Joint Committee on Employee Relations approved 16 contracts that cover the two years that end June 30. The committee also approved a 2011-2013 contract for home care providers.
The Assembly and Senate’s Democratic leaders agreed Wednesday morning to hold an extraordinary session to consider the contracts. The agreement came after a messy process on Tuesday in which Assembly leaders approved the session but Senate Majority Leader Russ Decker, a Weston Democrat, didn’t concur. He relented Wednesday morning.