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Abortion front and center in Wisconsin Supreme Court race

Jan. 26, 2023 14:17 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A liberal judge running in a pivotal race to determine majority control of the Wisconsin Supreme Court touts her support for abortion rights in the first two television ads of the closely watched race launched Thursday. The winner of the April 4 election will...

Former Browns tackle Joe Thomas confident of HOF selection

Jan. 25, 2023 22:11 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Joe Thomas didn't have much to celebrate during 11 seasons playing left tackle for the Cleveland Browns. It was mostly misery. Numerous coaching changes. An ownership switch. One winning season. An 0-16 final one. In two weeks, Thomas can make up for...

Young, Scott lift Maryland over Wisconsin 73-55

Jan. 25, 2023 21:44 PM EST

Jahmir Young scored 22 points and Donta Scott recorded a double-double and Maryland distanced itself in the second half en route to a 73-55 win over Wisconsin on Wednesday night. Scott's jump shot with 9:10 remaining put the Terrapins up 59-49 and Maryland (13-7, 4-5 Big Ten) led by...

Wisconsin governor takes total control of resources agency

Jan. 25, 2023 17:14 PM EST

MADISON, Wis., (AP) — The board that regulates Wisconsin's natural resources entered a new phase Wednesday, meeting for the first time with a majority of members appointed by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers after months of stonewalling by a Republican who refused to step down. Evers'...

Wisconsin's estimated budget surplus tops $7 billion

Jan. 25, 2023 15:39 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's projected state budget surplus is forecast to reach $7.1 billion by July, up more than half a billion dollars from the previous estimate just two months ago, the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau reported Wednesday. It is the largest budget...

EXPLAINER: Where Wisconsin governor and Republicans agree

Jan. 25, 2023 14:41 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has laid out his priorities to the Republican-controlled Legislature twice in the past month, first in his inaugural address and in more detail this week in his State of the State speech. Some are clearly dead on arrival,...

Evers promises a tax cut, compromise to increase funding

Jan. 24, 2023 21:53 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers announced Tuesday he wants to work with Republicans to divert as much as 20% of the state's sales tax revenue to help fund local communities, including police and emergency services, while he also promised to cut taxes for the middle class and fight...

UW System bans TikTok use on system devices

Jan. 24, 2023 16:59 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System officials said Tuesday that they will ban the use of TikTok on system devices. System spokesman Mark Pitsch told The Associated Press about the move in email statements. Nearly half of the states nationwide have...

Wisconsin judge mulls what constitutes an address for voting

Jan. 24, 2023 16:30 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge considered Tuesday whether to make clear that local election officials can accept absentee ballots missing parts of a witnesses address, the latest legal fight in the battleground state where Republicans oppose the acceptance of partial addresses. ...

Court reverses class action decision in Burger King lawsuit

Jan. 24, 2023 14:59 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge improperly certified a lawsuit alleging that scores of Burger King managers across Wisconsin deserve overtime pay as a class action, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday. A group of around a half-dozen managers and assistant managers at Burger Kings run...