Wisconsin Democratic senators pressured to return by Gov. Scott Walker, GOP | greenbaypressgazette.com | Green Bay Press Gazette Basically, the Senate Majority Leader has been granted the responsibility of reviewing and approving the AWOL Senators' payrolls. If they aren't there, I imagine the Leader is going to send their staffs home, without pay, until the Senators return. The budget has to be passed tomorrow in order to prevent the layoffs. Tomorrow will be a VERY interesting day in this saga. The runaways have about 2 more weeks in the spotlight. Then the recall petitions will start.