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National Anthem Would Be Required Under Wisconsin Bill


The national anthem would have to be played before all sporting events held at Wisconsin venues that received any public funding.


That’s a stipulation of a mostly symbolic bill passed by the state Assembly yesterday.


The Assembly passed the proposal on a bipartisan 74-22 vote.


The measure now heads to the Senate.


Democrats derided it as a political stunt that was unworkable.


The requirement would apply at all levels of athletic events played on a field that ever received public money, from a bar league softball game at the local park to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. 

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