The author of a bill that penalizes sanctuary cities in Wisconsin says he’s not worried that a lawsuit would crop up against it. Senate Republican Steve Nass of Whitewater says laws that took away most union powers have survived numerous legal challenges — and the one on sanctuary cities does not “scare him” at all. The comments were made at a legislative hearing Thursday on a bill to keep criminal suspects in jail for an extra 48 hours if they’re suspected of being in the country illegally — and cities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration personnel would lose five-thousand dollars a day in state aid. A similar bill failed to pass last year due to protests that rekindled Thursday. Senate Democrat Bob Wirch of Kenosha County says the state has spent too much on lawyers, and it should see how a similar measure in Texas fares in a legal challenge.