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Wisconsin Senate, Assembly in session Tuesday

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Both houses of the Wisconsin Legislature are going into session Tuesday.

The Senate is scheduled to vote on three bills involving election procedures -- one of which attracted controversy at a recent public hearing. 

Meanwhile, the Assembly is expected to endorse a bill to let businesses sell stock to investors online. It would allow people to donate money to finance projects on crowdfunding Web sites like Kickstarter.  

The election bill that's at issue would assign equal numbers of Republican and Democratic inspectors to perform all functions at local polling places. Municipal clerks feared the measure would do away with community poll workers in favor of out of town partisans. 

Another bill specifies that only a chief inspector and an inspector from an opposing party can secure ballot containers. Also, clerks and poll workers would have to record the types of documents people use to prove residency in order to register and vote. 

The sponsor of the measures, Republican Elections Committee chair Mary Lazich, said she wanted to help communities find qualified poll workers. 

The liberal group One Wisconsin Now group said the party inspector bill would create delays and intimidation designed to reduce voting in targeted areas.

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