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Wisconsin lawmakers will soon begin debate on a variety of bills, but Thursday, the majority party passed new rules of conduct which include no wearing of t-shirts during floor sessions.

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MADISON -- The Wisconsin Assembly has approved a dress code for its members, and imposed new restrictions on spectators at its meetings.

The changes were made as part of the Assembly's operating rules for the new session. Men must wear coats-and-ties at their desks on the Assembly floor and women must wear appropriate business attire. If they don't, they won't be allowed to take part in that day's debates.

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