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Assembly approves anti-harassment bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Assembly has given final approval to a bill that would allow crime victims to sue public officials who harass them.

The bill comes in response to former Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz’s sordid story. Kratz resigned from his post in 2010 after The Associated Press reported he tried to spark an affair with a woman while he prosecuted her ex-boyfriend for domestic abuse.

The Assembly passed the bill in October, but the Senate tweaked the language this week and sent it back. The Assembly agreed to the changes Friday afternoon on a voice vote with no debate.

The bill goes next to Gov. Scott Walker for his signature.

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