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GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL ROUNDUP: Senate committee votes to make State Supreme Court elect new chief every two years

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A Senate committee has voted to make the State Supreme Court elect a new chief justice every two years -- thus making it easier for the court's philosophical majority to have one of its own in charge. That majority is conservative at the moment, and the conservative majority on the Senate judiciary panel voted 3-to-2 yesterday in favor of a constitutional amendment for the change. Both Democrats voted no.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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