A deal on GPS monitoring of sex offenders has historic overtones. At least according to Abbotsford Republican, Rep. Scott Suder. Suder said it's a first: he and Madison Democrat, Rep. Mark Pocan both have their names on a compromise on corrections. "There hasn't been, from my perspective, this much agreement from two people with different philosophies since Reagan met Gorbachev in Reykjavik ," said Suder. Suder hastened to add that he's Reagan. There was some kidding by Pocan as well. "Scott was tough, he wouldn't let me rename the Supermax prison the Tommy G. Thompson Memorial Prison," Pocan joked. "I'll offer my accolades as well to Ronny and Mikhail," said Sen. Bob Jauch. "Whatever they were drinking in the last few days they ought to give the rest of us in quarts." The compromise plan, approved by Joint Finance and Governor Doyle, will have some four hundred child sex offenders tracked by GPS beginning next year.
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