Gov. Scott Walker, Republicans can move quickly on state agenda

MADISON (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says he wants to move quickly in concert with Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature in enacting his next state budget.

Based on preliminary numbers, Republicans will have a 19-14 majority in the Senate, one better than last session. And they are on pace to increase their majority in the Assembly to as large as 63 to 36.

Walker told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he wants to enact his second-term agenda quickly, but that shouldn't be taken as a signal that he's preparing for a presidential run.

Walker has promised more income and property tax cuts, an expansion of the private school voucher program, extension of a University of Wisconsin tuition freeze and drug tests for public assistance beneficiaries.