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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

 9:02 AM 

Both houses in session Tuesday

The Assembly and Senate will both be on the floor at noon today.

It will be the only session day of the week for the Assembly, while the Senate plans to be back Thursday as well.

The Assembly agenda includes moving Wisconsin's September primary up to August and barring a health care provider's expression of condolence from being used in a liability lawsuit.

The Senate considers legislation to roll back a GOP plan to suspend unemployment benefits for those who fail or refuse to take a drug test from their employer. Proposed by the Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council, the bill also would toughen penalties for defrauding the unemployment program. The Senate also will take up a bill to allow those suing the state to pick the county in which they want to file the suit. Now, those suits are largely filed in Dane County, which Republicans complain is too liberal.


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