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Senate votes to allow drug offenders back behind the wheel

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Wisconsin senators have voted to make it easier for at least some previous drug offenders to get back behind the wheel.

The bill would have Wisconsin opt out of a federal mandate that forces judges to revoke the driver's licenses of all convicted drug offenders even in cases that don't involve driving under the influence.

Under the state measure, judges would have the final say on whether a drug offender's license is revoked forever.

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