GOP campus speech bill passes Assembly committee

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A GOP-backed campus free speech bill passed the Assembly higher ed committee Tuesday, after a few heated debates and over Dem objections it would stifle the exchange of ideas at Wisconsin colleges.
The bill advanced with a key amendment from bill co-author Rep. Jesse Kremer, R-Kewaskum, which sought to address issues that came up at the bill's public hearing earlier this month. That includes tweaking the penalties for those who violate the policy and narrowing language about what kind of behavior would lead to sanctions.
Both the bill and the amendment passed on a party-line vote of 8-6, with...

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