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Republicans introduce second UW free speech bill

Lawmakers circulated a similar bill last week
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Posted at 10:49 AM, May 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-03 11:51:06-04
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Republican lawmakers have introduced another bill that would allow University of Wisconsin System and technical college officials to expel students who inhibit someone's free speech rights.
 
Sen. Leah Vukmir and Rep. Adam Jarchow began circulating the bill for co-sponsors Wednesday. The measure also would prohibit administrators in both systems from expressing themselves on any public policy controversies and require schools to let speakers onto campus even if they can't guarantee their safety.
Other GOP lawmakers began circulating a similar bill last week. That bill doesn't apply to technical colleges and doesn't require schools to let speakers on campus if they can't guarantee their safety, however.
 
The University of California-Berkeley this year has canceled speeches by conservative firebrand Ann Coulter and former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos due to security concerns.
 
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