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Lawmaker wants veterans to get paid leave on Veterans Day

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State Sen. Dave Hansen introduced a measure getting a State Capitol hearing Tuesday.

It wound require all Wisconsin veterans to be granted paid leave on Veterans Day.

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The legislation would cover all public and private employers.

Veterans Day is Nov. 11. It is a federal holiday, but state and local government remain open.

Hansen says he is pushing the change so veterans will get a paid day off to attend services and memorials and not have to worry about suffering reprisal from their bosses for missing work.

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