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Wisconsin Senate to vote on police deaths and oral chemotherapy bills

Posted Friday, March 28, 2014 --- 12:25 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin state Senate plans to spend its last day in session for the year voting on bills to make oral chemotherapy drugs more affordable and establishing a new requirement for investigating police who kill people in their custody.

A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald confirmed Friday that the bills would be voted on during the Senate's final day in session Tuesday. The Assembly has already wrapped up its business for the year.

The Assembly passed the chemotherapy bill last week after adding a $100 monthly co-pay cap. The Senate had previously passed the bill without the cap, requiring a second vote before the bill can pass.

Police departments would have to enlist outside investigators to look into officer-involved deaths under the other bill up for a vote.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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