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When disaster hits the Capitol
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Suppose a bomb goes off at the state Capitol during the annual State of the State Address, destroying the historic building and killing most inside. How would the state pick up the pieces and restore a working government? Legislation being considered in Madison would create a system whereby sitting legislators would handpick their successors in the event of fatalities caused by terrorism or natural disaster.A special Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management and Continuity in Government has presented legislation that establishes policies for replacement of elected officials who may have been killed or are otherwise unable to continue to serve.