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WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Assembly committee endorses 70 mph speed limit

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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.

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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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