• Criminalizing 1st-time DUIs is a tough sell in Wisconsin

    5 monthes ago - By National Post

    MADISON, Wis. - With a new Democratic ally in the governor's office, a handful of Republican lawmakers are pushing for Wisconsin to join the rest of the country and criminalize first-offence drunken driving.
    On paper it might look like a can't-miss bipartisan initiative, but it's not that easy in a state where beer is so much a part of the culture that the major league baseball team is called the Brewers. Powerful Republican opponents are already lining up against the idea, calling it impractical and too expensive.
    “We want to feel like we're really being strict on drunk drivers,” said...
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  • Criminalizing 1st-time DUIs is a tough sell in Wisconsin

    5 monthes ago - By My Sanantonio

    MADISON, Wis. - With a new Democratic ally in the governor's office, a handful of Republican lawmakers are pushing for Wisconsin to join the rest of the country and criminalize first-offense drunken driving.
    On paper it might look like a can't-miss bipartisan initiative, but it's not that easy in a state where beer is so much a part of the culture that the major league baseball team is called the Brewers. Powerful Republican opponents are already lining up against the idea, calling it impractical and too expensive.
    "We want to feel like we're really being strict on drunk drivers," said...
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