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Commerce Department reorganization set to pass


MADISON (AP) -- The Republican-controlled Legislature is expected to pass a proposal that would reorganize the state Commerce Department into a public-private hybrid.

The Legislature is also expected to pass a bill Wednesday that would clear the way for a developer to fill in a wetland near Lambeau Field.

Both of the bills are being pushed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

The Assembly is also scheduled to vote on a bill that would roll back higher automobile insurance coverage requirements approved in 2009 by the Legislature when it was controlled by Democrats. The Assembly is also taking up a proposal that would give the governor more power in the state agency rule-making process.

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