Wisconsin State Assembly

Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue November 5, 2013

State Assembly Considers Drunken Driving Bills

The State Assembly Tuesday is expected to vote on several drunken driving bills.
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The state Assembly is scheduled to vote Tuesday on three bills that crack down on drunken driving. 

One measure would bring Wisconsin in line with other states -- by criminalizing the first offense.  Currently, Wisconsin gives traffic tickets to first time drunken drivers and orders them to pay a fine.

Supporters say the change is long overdue -- Wisconsin is the only state that does not make the first offense a crime.

Opponents say they're concerned about additional costs the state may incur, if it sends more people through the criminal justice system. 

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Assembly Budget Debate is Short in First Day

Lawmakers in the state Assembly spent most of their time Tuesday waiting for budget changes.
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The state Assembly was supposed to put in a day-long session Tuesday debating the budget, but ended up only deliberating for 15 minutes.

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