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POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT ROUNDUP: Senate approves cuts to State's Lemon Law

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The state Senate has watered down Wisconsin's Lemon Law. The vote was 32-to-1 yesterday to give fewer legal protections to those who buy defective new cars. Middleton Democrat Jon Erpenbach cast the only no vote. The measure now goes to Governor Scott Walker for his signature. An association of plaintiffs' attorneys endorsed the bill's final version. It would end the requirement that automakers pay double-damages to consumers who win in court. Wisconsin is the only state which mandates that.


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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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