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Walker to expand child-abuse reporting requirement


MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker is expected to sign an executive order that will require more state and university employees to report suspected child abuse and neglect.

The governor has called a press conference for Monday morning in Milwaukee. He'll be joined by the University of Wisconsin System President Kevin Reilly and UW -Milwaukee Chancellor Michael Lovell, among others.

There are already mandatory reporting requirements for many state employees. The executive order is expected to expand the requirements to cover more workers, particularly within the UW System.

The move comes during the ongoing turmoil at Penn State. Top officials there are accused of failing to report child-abuse allegations against a former assistant football coach. The university president and football coach have lost their jobs.

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