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Assembly passes drunken driving penalties

Wisconsin legislators completed their push to get tougher on drunken drivers, passing a bill early Wednesday morning that would create harsher sentences for repeat offenders through the Assembly and on to Gov. Scott Walker.

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Assembly to take up drunken driving penalties

Assembly Republicans were set to cap a drive to get tougher on drunken driving Tuesday, setting up a final vote on a bill that would stiffen penalties for repeat offenders despite daunting cost estimates.

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Republicans move drunken driving bill closer to vote (UPDATE)

Two Republican legislators edged closer Thursday to getting a bill that would increase penalties for repeat drunken drivers passed, winning overwhelming approval for the measure in an Assembly committee and persuading a Senate panel to hold a vote on the proposal as early as next week.

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Agencies: OWI mandatory minimum has big price tag

A proposal to create a mandatory minimum prison sentence for homicide by intoxicated operation of a motor vehicle would put a heavy financial burden on the state, according to reports filed by three state agencies Wednesday.

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