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Tag Archives: Fred Kessler

Legislature OKs ending gun waiting period (UPDATE)

Wisconsin Republicans moved within a step Tuesday of eliminating the state's decades-old 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases, pushing a bill that would wipe out the statutes through the state Assembly to Gov. Scott Walker's desk.

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Walker signs 3 domestic-violence bills

Gov. Scott Walker signed three bills Wednesday aimed at strengthening domestic-violence laws, including one measure proposed after a man fatally shot his estranged wife in 2012 while she was working at a Brookfield spa.

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Assembly committee approves mascots bill (UPDATE)

A legislative committee approved a Republican bill Wednesday that would make stripping public schools of race-based nicknames and mascots more difficult, clearing the way for a full vote in the state Assembly next week.

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Domestic violence bills advance out of panels (UPDATE)

Two bills aimed at strengthening the state's domestic abuse laws received approval Thursday from legislative committees, including one that would require officers responding to domestic violence calls to explain themselves if they failed to make an arrest.

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