NEW INFORMATION: Wis. lawmaker replaces former leg leader at PSC

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Republican lawmaker from southeastern Wisconsin will replace an embattled former legislator at the state Public Service Commission.

Assembly Majority Leader Scott Suder resigned from the Legislature in August to take a $94,000 job as the PSC's water division administrator. Shortly after he accepted the job news broke that he funneled a state hunting recruiting grant to a politically connected group.

The Wisconsin Paper Council announced Friday that Suder has accepted a position as vice president of government relations. He'll start on Oct. 7.

Meanwhile on Thursday, Rep. Jeff Stone of Greendale announced he will resign on Oct. 14. A few minutes later the PSC released a statement saying Stone will become the next water division administrator.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Republican lawmaker from southeastern Wisconsin has decided to resign.

Rep. Jeff Stone of Greendale issued a statement Thursday announcing he plans to step down on Oct. 14. The statement didn't offer a reason why.

Stone was first elected to the Assembly in 1998. He authored a law in 2011 that required voters to show photo identification at the polls. A number of groups have challenged the law in court. The 4th District Court of Appeals has upheld it but a Dane County judge's injunction blocking the requirements still stands in another case. State attorneys have appealed. The 2nd District Court of Appeals has yet to rule in that case.

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