Walker Aims to Remove Residency Law in State

Posted Thursday, February 21, 2013 --- 12:57 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker is calling for a removal of state residency laws, saying municipal officials should not tell where their employees should live.

The governor's plan prohibits local government units, including school districts and counties from imposing or enforcing requirements for current or future employees.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Thursday that the plan would affect about 127 cities and villages in the state, including Milwaukee where residency law has been fiercely debated in the past.

A limited version of the residency rule has been in place in Madison and Green Bay, but experts say it's too early to estimate its statewide impact without further details on other municipalities.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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