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POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT ROUNDUP: State trying to give a man $90K after being in prison for a crime he didn't commit

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State lawmakers are trying again to give a Milwaukee man an extra 90-thousand dollars, after he spent 23 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. The State Claims Board voted in 2010 to compensate Robert Stinson 25-thousand-dollars -- the maximum allowed for a wrongfully-convicted inmate unless the Legislature approves more. The board asked lawmakers to grant the additional 90-thousand, but a bill to that effect never went anywhere in the 2011 session.


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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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