Proposal would collect DNA in misdemeanor cases

Lawmakers move to expand DNA database by requiring samples for lesser crimes

Joint Finance leaders passed a Department of Justice proposal on Friday that changes current DNA testing requirements for criminals to include anyone arrested for a felony and all misdemeanor convictions.

Second Bill Would Criminalize Repeat Petition Signers

A second proposal to criminalize signing recall petitions multiple times is being circulated in the Legislature.The latest proposal from Republican state Sen. Glenn Grothman would make signing more than once a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail.…