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Thursday, March 20, 2014

 11:51 PM 

Assembly approves GOP amendment on oral chemo

After some floor debate and a protracted argument (off the floor) between Rep. Mandela Barnes, D-Milwaukee, and Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, over the former's comparisons to the latter's opioid treatment bill, the vote to reject the oral chemotherapy amendment failed on a 40-55 vote.

Rep. Andre Jacque, R-De Pere, and Rep. Dean Kaufert, R-Neenah, joined Dems on the rejection vote, but the amendment was subsequently approved on a voice vote.

We're now on concurrence and Speaker Robin Vos is giving a speech on how they've approached the oral chemotherapy bill, while invoking the memory of a family member of his that died of cancer. However, he also repeated comments that members of the other side have used the bill to play politics.


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