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Wis. bill would increase political donation limits

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MADISON (AP) -

Assembly Democrats and Republicans are working on a bill that would double the political donation limits and also let voters register online.

A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report says a draft of the new measure was released Friday.

The bill represents a concession by Republicans that would make it easier for people to register and vote. In return the parties get something they both want -- higher contribution limits.

The original plan to overhaul election laws would have included elements that restricted when voters could cast ballots in clerks' offices. Those elements were dropped in the new version, which is sponsored by two Republicans and two Democrats.

It would allow people with valid Wisconsin driver's licenses to register online. An Assembly committee is set to vote on the bill Monday.

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