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State Assembly voting on several bills Wednesday

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The Wisconsin Assembly has a full agenda Wednesday afternoon.

Among the most notable measures up for approval is a compromise bill to reform state and local elections and let state candidates get double the current campaign donations from individuals. The looser campaign spending limits were part of a compromise reached late last week.

Majority Republicans reached out to Democrats by endorsing one of their measures to let people register to vote online.

Some controversial elements of the package were dropped for now – including changes in the photo ID law, and limits on early voting hours. GOP Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says things like that could come back this fall in another bill.

Also up for an Assembly vote Wednesday is a bill to increase the maximum weekly unemployment benefit by $7, to $370, with new limits on who can qualify, and new ways to take back benefits that are overpaid.

The lower house also has a vote planned on a bill that expands the allowable evidence in prosecuting domestic violence cases. District attorneys could tell juries about a defendant’s relevant misconduct going back 10 years.

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