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Assembly passes contentious bills involving voting, asbestos; region still labeled in moderate drought; more state briefs

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MADISON -- Wisconsin American Legion, Wisconsin Veterans of Foreign Wars and Wisconsin Military Order of the Purple Heart all say they are “stunned” and claim Assembly Republicans have refused to stand up for veterans.

This comes on the heels of the State Assembly passing a bill that sets restrictions on asbestos-related lawsuits. The bill passed the Assembly Thursday on a partisan 55-to-38 vote.

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