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Plan to fine missing lawmakers


MADISON (WKOW) - -Two state Republicans defended their bill, which they say will prevent lawmakers from fleeing the state like the 14 senate Democrats did to prevent a vote on the collective bargaining bill.

Senator Frank Lasee and Representative Tyler August testified in front of the Assembly Committee on Judiciary and Ethics today.

Their bill calls for lawmakers who miss three or more days unexcused to be fined 500 dollars.

Proceeds from the fines would go to the school fund.

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