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Tougher Requirements Wanted for RecallsSubmitted: 05/22/2013
Story By Associated Press

MADISON - A group of Wisconsin town officials want the state to raise requirements for recalling local officials.

Voters can now launch a recall effort for any reason related to the person's official responsibilities.

A bill has been introduced by Republican Representative Alvin Ott of Forest Junction.

It would require that the official be charged with committing a crime or committing an ethics violation before a recall could happen.

Ott says constant recalls create chaos and divert officials' focus from important issues.

(Copyright 2013 Associated Press - All Rights Reserved)


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