TUE PM Update: Republicans push amendment to overhaul bail

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Republicans at a joint hearing today touted a proposed constitutional amendment on bail as a way to promote public safety, while Dems argued the measure would prioritize the wealthy and wouldn't fix issues in the pretrial system. The Senate Judiciary and Public Safety and Assembly Judiciary committees met today to hear testimony on the measure reintroduced by GOP Rep. Cindi Duchow and Sen. Van Wanggaard. The amendment would expand what factors judges can consider when setting cash bail for violent offenders. Under...

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