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.