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Local officials gather to oppose residency change

Published On: May 08 2013 06:29:17 AM CDT

The mayors from Wisconsin's two largest cities, along with other local officials from around the state, are planning to join together to speak out against removing a residency law for public workers.

The local leaders scheduled a Wednesday news conference in the state Capitol on the issue.

It comes a day before the Legislature's budget committee planned to vote on Gov. Scott Walker's plan removing the residency requirement statewide. More than 100 municipalities in Wisconsin, including Milwaukee and Madison, have some sort of residency requirement.

Walker's budget would not require public workers anywhere in the state to live in the jurisdiction where they are employed.

In addition to Madison and Milwaukee's mayors, others from Beloit, Two Rivers and Marathon City plan to speak out against the change.

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