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Wisconsin state Assembly to consider limiting reasons person can be recalled from office
MADISON, Wis. (AP) ' Wisconsin lawmakers are to consider a proposal that would amend the state constitution to make it more difficult to toss an official from office.
It comes in the face of an expected recall election targeting Gov. Scott Walker and four Republican state senators.
The measure up for debate Tuesday would only allow officeholders to be recalled if they have been charged with a serious crime, or if there's a finding of probable cause they violated the state code of ethics.
Currently, no grounds are needed to seek a recall.
The measure would have to pass the Republican-controlled Legislature in two consecutive sessions and win voter approval.
It would apply to any incumbent congressional, judicial or legislative elective officer, or any county elective officer specified in the constitution.