Capitol Chaos: Senate To Take Up Voter ID

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin state Senate plans to take up a bill requiring voters show identification at the polls even though 14 Democrats don't plan to be there.

The Democrats skipped town last week to avoid voting on a different bill that would take away collective bargaining rights from public workers.

The Senate committee that determines the agenda met Wednesday without its two Democratic members present. Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he has decided to no longer allow Democrats to participate in the meeting, even though they had by phone earlier in the week.

The committee decided to schedule the bill for Thursday. Democrats have long opposed the idea, which they say will disenfranchise voters.

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