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Lawmaker wants veterans to get paid leave on Veterans Day

State Sen. Dave Hansen introduced a measure getting a State Capitol hearing Tuesday.

It wound require all Wisconsin veterans to be granted paid leave on Veterans Day.

The legislation would cover all public and private employers.

Veterans Day is Nov. 11. It is a federal holiday, but state and local government remain open.

Hansen says he is pushing the change so veterans will get a paid day off to attend services and memorials and not have to worry about suffering reprisal from their bosses for missing work.