Wisconsin banks and credit unions are bickering over dueling legislative proposals that each side claims would unfairly broaden the powers of the other.

Credit union groups have introduced a "Super Credit Union Bill" that would give Wisconsin's 350 state-chartered credit unions the power to offer more products such as individual retirement accounts and commercial loans. The banking industry, of course, opposes the bill on grounds that it would give credit unions - which do not pay income tax - a 40% pricing advantage.

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