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Wisconsin Senators pass alternative treatment, veteran priority bills

Health care graphic copyright Midwest Communications, Inc.
Health care graphic copyright Midwest Communications, Inc.

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The state Senate has voted to let doctors give less information to patients about alternative treatments. 

The bill nullifies a 2012 Supreme Court decision that required doctors to tell patients about all possible alternative treatments -- even those not related to their main illnesses. 

The Senate made slight changes Tuesday, and sent them to the Assembly to be ratified.

The upper house also voted to give veterans priority over other students when they register for UW and technical college classes. 

The bill is aimed at saving money, by helping veterans graduate before their federal GI benefits expire -- and before their state benefits would then kick in. 

The measure passed on a voice vote. It now goes to the governor for his signature.