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  • 'Holiday tree' or 'Christmas tree' in State Capitol? [Madison, WI]

    11/26/2007 3:49:08 PM PST · by SJackson · 41 replies · 1,867+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 11-26-07 | Hannah Young
    Another battle over separation of church and state may be on the horizon with a proposal scheduled to go in front of an Assembly committee Wednesday. The issue? What to call the tree that sits in the State Capitol during the holiday season. Currently the tree is referred to as a "holiday tree," but the resolution that will be brought to the Committee on State Affairs would rename it as the Wisconsin State Christmas Tree. Michael Schoenfield, legislative aide to Rep. Marlin Schneider, D-Wisconsin Rapids, who is sponsoring the resolution, said the state should refer to the tree as a...