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Clean-energy bill to get floor time after all

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State lawmakers will get more time to debate a massive bill that lays out sweeping renewable-energy goals for Wisconsin.

The Clean Energy Jobs Act would make a number of broad changes. For example, it would require the state move toward greater use of renewable energy.

Opponents say it would be too expensive to comply.

The bill originally hadn’t been scheduled for debate Tuesday in either the state Assembly or Senate. That would have left just Thursday, the last day of the session, to get it done.

But a spokeswoman for Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan, D-Janesville, said he has now added it to the Assembly’s calendar so it would be available for a vote Tuesday.

If it passes that house, that could pressure the Senate to act before Thursday’s adjournment.

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