The law’s supporters say collecting more DNA samples will help solve more crimes, but critics contend the expanded collection is an invasion of privacy.
The state Department of Justice issues concealed-weapons permits to felons whose criminal records have been erased by court order, but attorneys for the Legislature say that’s not legal.
Strategists agree that the Wisconsin governor would need a team on the ground in Iowa by spring. During that time, Walker will be busy at home trying to push a budget through the Legislature.