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Wis. voter ID proposal headed for key vote


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Legislature's budget committee is planning to pass a Republican-backed measure to require voters to show photo IDs at the polls.

The vote Monday by the Joint Finance Committee would clear the way for the bill to pass the Legislature on Wednesday.

Republicans have worked for years to pass the measure, but Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle vetoed it.  Now with Republican Gov. Scott Walker on board, the GOP-controlled Legislature is moving rapidly to get the requirement in place for elections starting next year.

Lawmakers have been trying to work out several issues, including whether to allow college student IDs and if so what information would be required to be on the cards.

Online Reporter: Cami Mountain

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