Tuesday, June 7, 2011

April Presidential Primary Bill Advances Out of Wisconsin Senate Committee

On Tuesday, June 7, the Wisconsin Senate Transportation and Elections Committee quickly dispatched with SB 115 in an executive session. The bill, sponsored by committee chair, Sen. Mary Lazich (R-28th, New Berlin), would shift the presidential primary in the Badger state back from the third Tuesday in February to the first Tuesday in April and was unanimously favored by the committee.

The committee vote was 5-0 and presumably moves the bill to the floor for consideration by the full state Senate. The state Assembly version is due to be considered by the Election and Campaign Reform Committee on Thursday.

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