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Joint Finance deal boosts school aids, cuts taxes; provision gives tax break for private school tuition, more state briefs

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MADISON -- The Legislature's Joint Finance Committee is expected to take its final votes Wednesday on the new state budget.

Majority Republicans met for 10 hours behind closed doors, before announcing a deal just after 1 a.m., Wednesday on tax cuts and school funding.

The deal includes a $650 million income tax cut over the next two years - almost twice as much as what Republican Gov. Scott Walker first announced in February.

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