WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Assembly committee endorses 70 mph speed limit
MADISON - The state Assembly's Transportation Committee has endorsed a bill that would increase the speed limit on Wisconsin freeways to 70 miles an hour.
The measure passed by a vote on nine to six. Neenah Republican Dean Kaufert voted in favor of the bill, saying it makes sense to get in line with the rest of the Midwest. Opponents argue that the bill requires more research and data to ensure safe driving conditions. The bill now goes to the full Assembly.