Lawmakers introduce legislation to ban local govs from boycotting Israel

State agencies and local governments would be banned from establishing policies to boycott Israel under legislation proposed by state Sen. Leah Vukmir, R-Brookfield, and Rep. Dale Kooyenga, R-Brookfield.
The lawmakers were are not aware of any agencies or local governments in Wisconsin with such a policy on the books. The Associated Students of Madison this spring took up a resolution calling for the divestment from several Israeli companies. The resolution was amended, and UW-Madison denounced it while pointing out it had no impact on school policies or practices.
Kooyenga said the legislatio...

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