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Wisconsin bill would speed up NFL teams' Lambeau trips

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Senate is set to consider a bill that would allow NFL teams to run red lights on their way to Lambeau Field in Green Bay.

The bill would permit police to escort any vehicle processions through red lights.

Police asked for the bill to clarify whether they could escort processions through stoplights. So did the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton, where Green Bay Packer opponents stay. The hotel wants the bill to ensure teams get a smoother ride to Lambeau Field -- and keep the teams coming to their hotel.

The state Assembly approved the bill in June. The Senate plans to take it up Tuesday.

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