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Assembly set to vote on bills affecting the hiring of felons

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The Wisconsin Assembly is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a bill to let employers fire and refuse to hire convicted killers, kidnappers and child molesters.

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That would be a big exception to the current law in which employers can consider criminal histories only when a crime relates to the job.

Wisconsin would be the only state in the country where major offenders can be turned away from work with no questions asked.

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