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Wisconsin lawmakers will soon begin debate on a variety of bills, but Thursday, the majority party passed new rules of conduct which include no wearing of t-shirts during floor sessions.

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MADISON -- The Wisconsin Assembly has approved a dress code for its members, and imposed new restrictions on spectators at its meetings.

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The changes were made as part of the Assembly's operating rules for the new session. Men must wear coats-and-ties at their desks on the Assembly floor and women must wear appropriate business attire. If they don't, they won't be allowed to take part in that day's debates.

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