Assembly set to OK insurance for police survivors

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin legislators are about to take the final step on a bill that would extend health insurance for immediate survivors of police officers and emergency medical workers killed in the line of duty.

The state Senate unanimously passed the bill Tuesday. The Assembly is expected to sign off on the measure Thursday and send the bill on to Gov. Tony Evers. The governor's spokeswoman, Melissa Baldauff, says he will sign the bill.

The bill would require the state, municipalities, the University of Wisconsin System and Marquette University to cover premiums for the spouses and children of police officers and emergency medical workers who die in the line of duty. Coverage would last until spouses turn 65 and children turn 26.

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