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Bills passed to help curb heroin abuse, boost some state workers' pay; 10-inch snow raises highway havoc; more state news

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MADISON -- The Wisconsin Assembly has unanimously approved four bills aimed at curbing the growth in heroin abuse and overdoses.

The package was sent to the Senate Tuesday.

Assembly Republican John Nygren of Marinette proposed the measures last year, as part of Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen's campaign to curb heroin trafficking and overdose deaths. Nygren's teenage daughter almost died from the drug.

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