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Billings to co-chair bipartisan committee


LA CROSSE, WISCONSIN (WXOW)— When the next State Assembly session starts up on January, two committees will have bipartisan chairs. It's the first time representatives from both parties will chair a committee together.

The State and Federal Relations committee will be chaired by Republican Rep. Travis Tranel and Democrat Rep. Leon Young.

The Constitution and Ethics committee will be co-chaired by Republican Rep. Chris Kapenga and La Crosse Democrat Rep. Jill Billings.

"For me, I think this is a step in the right direction," said Rep. Jill Billings. "It's an effort to work in a more bipartisan way, to have time to sit down together, with people from both sides of the aisle and talk about how we want to proceed with certain issues. And I think it's a step in the right direction."

The Republicans will control both the Assembly and Senate next session.

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