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State Assembly to pass Walker's tax cut today

Wisconsin State Capitol Christmas Eve By RAHurd (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Wisconsin State Capitol Christmas Eve By RAHurd (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

MADISON, Wis (WSAU-Wheeler News)  Another busy day is in store at the State Capitol, as lawmakers scramble to act on numerous bills in their second-to-last meetings of the two-year session. The Assembly is scheduled to take final action on Governor Scott Walker's half-billion-dollar tax cut package.

The lower house will also act on a bill to end the 180-day mandate for Wisconsin public schools, allowing for fewer-and-longer days to hold their required classroom hours.

Other bills up in the Assembly today would compensate Robert Stinson of Milwaukee up to $136,000 for his wrongful murder conviction -- impose surcharges of up to $10,000 for illegally poaching trophy deer -- and exempt shooting ranges from any new local ordinances.

The Senate also has a full calendar as well. It includes initial votes on two more bills to battle the state's growing problem with heroin abuse.

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