Wisconsin governor signs anti-Indian mascot bill into law
Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle (D) signed a bill targeting Indian mascots at public schools into law.

The bill sets up a process by which a resident of a school district can complain about a mascot, symbol or imagery. The state superintendent would decide whether the usage is offensive.

A school will have a year to change the offensive mascot, symbol or imagery. Extensions are allowed for financial issues. Otherwise, the school can be fined up to $1,000 a day for refusing to change

The bill contains an exception for schools that receive permission from a namesake tribe.

Get the Story:
Doyle signs Indian mascot bill (Wisconsin Radio Network 5/5)

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