Republicans appear to be making progress to break an impasse on a number of Gov. Scott Walker's priorities that have been hung up in the Legislature.
Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald told reporters Tuesday that the Senate was nearing a deal on a juvenile justice overhaul package and a school safety plan. Fitzgerald says the Senate also plans to approve Walker's $100 per-child tax rebate with a sales tax holiday, even though Republican senators had previously said they thought that was a gimmick.
Fitzgerald's comments come on the final planned session day of the Senate.
Senators still haven't released what school safety plan they will support. The Assembly Education Committee held a hearing Tuesday on Walker's proposals, which include $100 million in grants for armed guards at schools.