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State Assembly voting on bill allowing laws to remain in place during appeals

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The Wisconsin Assembly is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a bill that would keep state laws in place while they’re being appealed in the courts.

Last year, three Dane County circuit judges struck down the photo ID law for voting and parts of the 2011 union bargaining limits.

They remained struck down while the state appealed the judge’s rulings. And that angered Republicans who saw their voter ID law in place for only one election in the past two years.

They proposed a bill which allows attorneys to hold up the temporary blocking of state laws by filing appeals within 10 days. If the Assembly passes the measure, it would go to the Senate.

Also, the Assembly is set to vote Tuesday on a bill that bars employees of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation from negotiating contracts they have a financial stake in.

Greenfield Republican Jeff Stone proposed the ban, after a critical audit turned up a number of procedural problems in the state’s job creation agency.

The Assembly also plans a vote to a bill to let landlords dispose of property that evicted tenants leave behind – and tenants would no longer have to be notified first.