Assembly to take up early voting, asbestos bills

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Assembly plans to end its work for the year with a marathon session where several hot-button issues were to be voted on.

Thursday's final session day was to include votes on bills to limit early voting hours, create sanctions for poor-performing schools, and make more affordable chemotherapy drugs available to cancer patients.

If passed, the bill disallowing early voting on weekends or past 7 p.m. in the two weeks leading up to an election would head to Gov. Scott Walker. So would a measure setting new requirements for people exposed to asbestos who get sick and bring lawsuits.

The future of the chemotherapy bill and the school accountability measure are in doubt, depending on what changes the Assembly makes to what the Senate passed.

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