Gov. Scott Walker vetoes plan to place sex offenders only in home counties

MADISON – Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday vetoed a plan that required violent sex offenders to be sent to their home counties after they’re released.

The plan was added to the state budget in May by the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee. State Rep. Katrina Shankland of Stevens Point was the only Democrat on the committee to vote in favor of the plan. Shankland wrote the budget motion with state Rep. Mark Born, a Republican from Beaver Dam.

Shankland’s vote came only months after the release of two . . . (Source)

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