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Wisconsin Assembly calls for constitutional convention

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Assembly approved a resolution Tuesday to call a convention of the states to consider making changes to the U.S. Constitution, despite arguments against the proposal from Democrats who called such a step dangerous.

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Assembly passes rape-kit bill, crime proposals

Assembly Republicans handed Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul another defeat Tuesday, approving a bill establishing testing protocols for sexual-assault-evidence kits after tacking on divisive provisions critics say are designed to ensure the proposal never becomes law.

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Wisconsin GOP to dodge governor’s call for gun control bills

Wisconsin Republicans who control the state Legislature were expected to dodge the Democratic governor's call to pass a pair of gun-control bills during a special session Thursday, even as advocates planned to place additional pressure on them by holding a rally and flooding the galleries.

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Wisconsin Assembly OKs closing prison, tax rebate

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers finished their push on Thursday to close the state’s troubled youth prison and enact Gov. Scott Walker’s child-tax rebate, sending bills that would accomplish both goals on to the governor for his signature. The $80 million prison bill calls for closing the Lincoln Hills/Copper Lake Schools outside Irma by 2021 ...

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Assembly to back borrowing $350M for new prison

The Wisconsin Assembly plans to approve the hiring of additional prosecutors and the borrowing of $350 million to build a new adult prison to help ease overcrowding as part of a flurry of anti-crime bills scheduled for votes this week.

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