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Friday, November 15, 2013

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Assembly passes ‘Choose Life’ license plate

The state Assembly voted 54-38, with a paired vote, to pass legislation to establish a special license plate reading “Choose Life.”

Dems hammered the legislation, charging that Republicans have eschewed efforts to bolster women’s health care in favor of directing funding to controversial anti-abortion groups.

Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber, the co-author of a compromise substitute amendment to shift responsibility over special plates to the DOT, also blasted the decision to take up the individual bills instead, saying some Republicans “act as if they’re in middle school and high school.”

“I now know that I cannot trust any word that I hear from Republican leadership, and that is a problem,” said Bernard Schaber, D-Appleton.

Tempers flared at times, with Rep. Josh Zepnick, D-Milwaukee, referring to GOP leadership by their first names and being declared out of order by Speaker Pro Tempore Tyler August.

“I’m going to ask whoever I damn please to stand up and explain your behavior to the state of Wisconsin,” Zepnick said.

Rep. Dean Knudson, R-Hudson, countered the adjournment motion from Dems earlier in the night effectively would have broken off all agreements on the remainder of the calendar.

“I hope when we return in January, we can go back to the way we started last January,” Knudson said.

Dems objected to messaging the bill, but a majority vote sends the bill to the Senate under its special order.


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