‘Driver’s licenses for all:’ Why some advocates call for expanding access in Wisconsin

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Immigrant advocacy groups have long pushed to repeal Wisconsin’s 16-year-old ban, saying doing so would expand the state’s tight labor force and boost public safety, reports Jonah Chester, a WPR reporter embedded in the Wisconsin Watch newsroom. Gov. Tony Evers’ budget would do just that, but the Republican-controlled Legislature is unlikely to advance the idea. Republicans say the spending plan shouldn’t include non-fiscal proposals that merit debate through standalone legislation. Originally published on March 16th, 2023.

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