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Walker expressed support Wednesday for a bill that would require candidates to lose by one percentage point to in order to request a recount.

Walker supports bill that would limit candidates’ ability to request vote recounts

Gov. Scott Walker expressed support for a bill introduced Tuesday by Republican legislators that would limit state and local candidate’s ability to call for an election recount. The bill requires candidates to be “aggrieved,” meaning they would have to lose within one percent of the winner’s vote total in an election with at least 4,000 votes, according to the Associated Press.

GOP legislators circulated a bill Tuesday that would prohibit fetal tissue research from for-profit entities and abortion clinics.

Republican legislators reintroduce ban on fetal tissue research

State Republican lawmakers reintroduced a bill this week that would ban the sale, circulation and research of fetal tissue, which could affect ongoing research at UW-Madison starting in 2018. The bill would allow the attorney general to prosecute the sale of fetal tissues in Wisconsin, which is currently not allowed, forbid fetal tissue research from a for-profit entity, abortion clinic or entity that exists to collect fetal tissue to sell. If signed into law, those who violate the ban would face a $50,000 fine and potentially nine months in prison.

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