Wisconsin State Assembly http://wuwm.com en State Assembly Considers Drunken Driving Bills http://wuwm.com/post/state-assembly-considers-drunken-driving-bills <p>The state Assembly is scheduled to vote Tuesday on three bills that crack down on drunken driving.&nbsp;</p><p>One measure would bring Wisconsin in line with other states -- by criminalizing the first offense.&nbsp; Currently, Wisconsin gives traffic tickets to first time drunken drivers and orders them to pay a fine.</p><p>Supporters say the change is long overdue -- Wisconsin is the only state that does not make the first offense a crime.</p><p>Opponents say they're concerned about additional costs the state may incur, if it sends more people through the criminal justice system.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 07:00:00 +0000 Marti Mikkelson 17142 at http://wuwm.com State Assembly Considers Drunken Driving Bills Assembly Budget Debate is Short in First Day http://wuwm.com/post/assembly-budget-debate-short-first-day <p>The state Assembly was supposed to put in a day-long session Tuesday debating the budget, but ended up only deliberating for 15 minutes.</p><p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 06:00:00 +0000 Marti Mikkelson 6104 at http://wuwm.com Assembly Budget Debate is Short in First Day