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Our View: Small step in fight against alcohol abuse
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State lawmakers should be considering any reasonable measure that helps reduce the alcohol problem in Wisconsin.One such measure will receive a hearing today in the state capitol. Senate Bill 30, co-sponsored by Sen. Judy Robson, D-Beloit, and Rep. Kim Hixson, D-Whitewater, would prohibit children younger than 18 from drinking alcohol in a licensed tavern, restaurant or other licensed premise. Current Wisconsin law allows a minor of any age to drink alcohol in a licensed premise if accompanied by a parent, guardian or spouse.The drinking age in Wisconsin is 21 years old.