Scott Walker has signed legislation to restore the Confederate statues in Milwaukee and the rest of the state to their original designations.
The measure passed the state Senate by a voice vote on Wednesday.
The Senate will vote on the measure Friday.
Wisconsin’s state House of Representatives approved the measure earlier in the day.
The statue removal bill, authored by Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, is expected to pass the state Assembly this week.
The statues were taken down from the Wisconsin State Capitol grounds after a statue of former Sen. Jesse Helms was found in a trash can.
They were put up as a memorial to the victims of lynching and segregation, but some residents and some historians have argued that the statue’s history should not be removed.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.