9am update from AP ...
Here is their lead from AP .. 5:24am dateline 11/2
The Wisconsin state Assembly continues to debate a Democratic-backed proposal that would eliminate preferential treatment for minorities applying for a grant program to attend college in Wisconsin.
Republicans support the change brought by Democratic state Rep. Peggy Krusick of Milwaukee.
But other Democrats have been fighting against the measure since it was introduced around 11 p.m. Tuesday. Democrats spent about three hours in closed-door caucus overnight and debate resumed shortly after 4 a.m. Wednesday with no end in sight.
Republican Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald says he is committed to voting on the bill and proceeding with the rest of what remains from their Tuesday agenda.
Republicans say the change isn't significant since poor students can still get the grants regardless of race.