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Governor opposes idea of a special legislative session

Gov. Jim Doyle continues to resist calls for a special legislative session to resume work on bills that didn't pass last week. One new request is to bring the lawmakers back to Madison to take up a measure that would restore some education benefi...

Gov. Jim Doyle continues to resist calls for a special legislative session to resume work on bills that didn't pass last week. One new request is to bring the lawmakers back to Madison to take up a measure that would restore some education benefits for veterans.

But Doyle says a special session "is not very likely."

The veterans bill backed by Rep. Steve Hilgenberg passed the State Assembly unanimously, but wasn't taken up by the Senate. Doyle's own Department of Veterans Affairs is among those recommending a special session, and the Wisconsin American Legion says the governor should give Senators an opportunity to right a wrong.

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