Republicans push photo ID, recall change

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Republican Gov. Scott Walker was the first governor in U.S. history to survive a recall in 2012.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Only those Wisconsin state officials charged with a serious crime or ethical violation could be recalled from office under a constitutional amendment that has passed the state Assembly.

The Republican-controlled Assembly passed the amendment 53-39 with all Democrats opposed.

The measure must pass the Senate and the full Legislature again next session before it would be put to a vote of the people.

Democrats objected, saying the right to recall public officials shouldn't be infringed upon. Republicans say it simply puts in place a reasonable threshold before recalls could be initiated.


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