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State worker fired after e-mail about ID policy

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A state worker is fired after sending his fellow employees an e-mail about the Department of Transportation's policy on free photo identification cards for voters.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Chris Larsen was fired Thursday, shortly after sending the e-mail. Larsen had worked in the Department of Safety and Professional Services mail room.

Safety and Professional Services executive assistant John Murray says the firing is under review.

Voters will be required to show photo ID next year. But to ensure it doesn't amount to a poll tax, the DOT gives out free IDs for voters.

A DOT memo told employees to provide free IDs only if people asked for them. Otherwise, the charge is $28.

The "Sly in the Morning" show on Madison's WTDY-AM first reported Larsen's termination.

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