The proposal to change recall procedures is likely to end up on the statewide ballot in 2014.
Voting-rights groups are suing under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.
The Wisconsin governor has as many detractors as fans. That will complicate his re-election bid.
The group is working states to criminalize the practice there, with an eye toward federal legislation
Party-line votes on minor tweaks hint at distrust in a deeply-polarized state.
Many of the states whose citizens are most likely to be uninsured have no plans to expand.
Wisconsin has the strongest pension plan; Illinois the worst
It's doubtful the state legislature will revisit the issue next year, and Iowa isn't the only state that grants such permits to the blind.
Cities and counties facing the prospect of paying new health-care costs are opting instead to reduce the hours their part-time employees work.