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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 has been with the Herald since 2006. He covers County government and anything else that happens in Pierce County on a daily basis.
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