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Wisconsin board asks for more time to review recall petitions

The Government Accountability Board says it needs the extension because of the large number of petitions filed to recall Gov. Scott Walker and five other Republicans. The law requires the board to verify the 1.9 million signatures in 31 days. Channel 3000 reports the board says it needs at least 60 days. A hearing is now scheduled for Wednesday morning.
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The Government Accountability Board says it needs the extension because of the large number of petitions filed to recall Gov. Scott Walker and five other Republicans. The law requires the board to verify the 1.9 million signatures in 31 days. Channel 3000 reports the board says it needs at least 60 days. A hearing is now scheduled for Wednesday morning.

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