Wisconsin Legislature set to wrap up bruising sessionState lawmakers are finally set to wrap up one of the most bruising legislative sessions in Wisconsin history.
By: The Associated Press, Superior Telegram
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State lawmakers are finally set to wrap up one of the most bruising legislative sessions in Wisconsin history.
The two-year legislative session that began in January 2011 ends Thursday. The Senate and Assembly have scheduled their last floor debates to begin Thursday morning.
It's unclear how long each house may work; dozens of bills remain unfinished. Chief among them are a measure that that would require kindergarten screen exams and teacher evaluations based on test scores and a bill that would require doctors to consult face-to-face with women seeking abortions.
The session has been a bare-knuckle affair as majority Republicans imposed their will on Democrats, passing measures stripping public workers of their union rights, allowing concealed weapons and requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.