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Thursday, November 14, 2013

 10:53 PM 

Assembly passes local recall changes

The Assembly has passed legislation that would establish an ethics code for local elected officials and require violations in order to recall those officeholders.

The measure passed 54-38 with a paired vote.

Rep. Stephen Smith, D-Shell Lake, referenced former Sheboygan Mayor Bob Ryan and embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, saying voters would no longer be able to recall them if they held office in Wisconsin.

“This is going to have real world impacts,” Smith said.

Prior to debate on the local recall measure, Rep. Katrina Shankland, D-Stevens Point, moved to take up a Senate resolution honoring the victims of last year’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. It was rejected 53-39.


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