Madison — A hastily scheduled conference committee stripped out collective bargaining from Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-repair bill and sent it immediately to the Senate, which advanced the measure 18-1 Wednesday night with no debate.
Sen. Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center) was the only no vote.
None of the 14 Senate Democrats was present.
The Senate abruptly sent the budget-repair bill Wednesday to the committee of legislators from both houses at about 4 p.m. and the committee convened at 6, taking action within minutes.