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Madison, Milwaukee mayors oppose residency change

Published On: May 08 2013 12:04:34 PM CDT

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MADISON, Wis. -

The mayors from Wisconsin's two largest cities, along with other local officials from around the state, are calling on the Legislature to reject Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to remove a residency requirement for public workers.

The Capitol news conference Wednesday came a day before the Legislature's budget committee planned to vote on Walker's plan removing the residency requirement statewide. More than 100 municipalities in Wisconsin, including Milwaukee and Madison, have some sort of residency requirement.

But Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says the proposal is targeted at Milwaukee and the other affected communities are just "innocent bystanders."

Barrett says the measure is payback to Milwaukee police and firefighter unions that supported Walker.

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