Senate Republicans say they’re ready to vote on bills

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Wisconsin State Capitol

MADISON — Republican state senators say they have agreements on bills doing away with the state’s nonpartisan elections board and rewriting Wisconsin’s campaign finance law.

Sen. Alberta Darling says that “everybody feels like we’re all together” on the bills scheduled to be voted on Friday. Republicans have not released changes they are seeking to the proposals as they continue negotiating in private.

Sen. Devin LeMahieu says senators will move forward with including two retired judges on the newly created ethics commission. That is a break from what the Assembly approved last month.

And Sen. Steve Nass says the campaign finance bill will require donors giving more than $200 to disclose who their employer is. That also is a break from the Assembly version.

Senators commented before heading into a closed meeting.