Assembly GOP unveils legislative priorities for next session

MADISON (AP) — Assembly Republicans are outlining their priorities for the next legislative session, saying they plan to focus on regulatory reform, combatting public assistance fraud and finding new ways to pay for the state's roads.

They promised during a news conference Tuesday to continue reviewing administrative code with an eye toward cutting red tape; extend a University of Wisconsin System tuition freeze; create electronic benefit cards for public assistance recipients; and require all cell phones to have a kill switch that would enable an owner to remotely erase all personal data on the device if it's lost or stolen.

They also said they want to stabilize the state's transportation fund by paying for services with general tax dollars. The fund faces a projected $680 million deficit.