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Good Friday: holiday or not?

MADISON (WKOW) --  An anti-religion group says Good Friday shouldn't be referenced as a state holiday.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation made its request to the Revisor of Statutes Bureau, which publishes the official version of the Wisconsin State Statutes.

Its attorney noted that there used to be a law saying agencies should set aside 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Good Friday "for the purpose of worship." A judge overturned the law in 1996.

The group says it's time statutes reflect the judge's decision to strike down the law. It says that some municipalities continue to cite the statute to justify their decision to close on Good Friday, which is April 2 this year.

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