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Senate approves bill limiting absentee voting hours

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin State Senate passed a controversial bill Wednesday morning in a 17-16 vote, after heated debate on the senate floor.

The bill limits in-person absentee voting hours to Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for the two weeks prior to an election. Also, no weekend voting would be allowed, and early voting would only be permitted for 45 hours a week.

Sen. Dale Schultz, who is not running for re-election, was the only Republican to break ranks and join Democrats in voting against the bill.

The bill now heads to the Assembly, where it is expected to pass next week.

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