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Foxconn leaders, Wisconsin officials meet; details unclear

Aug. 14, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group executives met Wednesday with Wisconsin's governor, legislative leaders and others but no one is saying much about what they discussed. Foxconn, the world's leading electronics manufacturer, has been under the spotlight in Wisconsin ever since striking a deal...

Conservative think tank sues Wisconsin's Evers over access

Aug. 7, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative think tank has filed a federal lawsuit against Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, alleging he violated the First Amendment rights of staff members who were denied access to a press briefing and kept off an advisory list sent to other reporters. The MacIver Institute...

Governor, Wisconsin GOP leaders to meet on gun control

Aug. 6, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and Republican legislative leaders who have shown little interest in a pair of gun control measures touted by the governor are planning to meet next week to discuss the proposals, Evers' spokeswoman said Tuesday. Evers and Democratic legislators...

Wisconsin insurance rates projected to drop 3.2%

Aug. 2, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers is crediting a reinsurance program adopted by his Republican predecessor Scott Walker for leading to lower health insurance rates in 2020. Evers on Friday announced that rates will decrease on average 3.2%, thanks to the program that was approved in...

Group launching effort to seek recall of Alaska's governor

Jul. 31, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A group that includes a coal company chairman and a framer of Alaska's constitution is launching an effort aimed at recalling Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy, weeks after his far-reaching budget vetoes prompted public outrage. In late June, Dunleavy announced vetoes of more than $400...

Conservative lawsuit challenges Wisconsin governor's vetoes

Jul. 31, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative law firm on Wednesday asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to dramatically scale back the ability of governors to change the intent of lawmakers through partial budget vetoes — a move that would reverse more than four decades of precedent. The lawsuit, filed on...

Michigan Republicans sue to block redistricting commission

Jul. 30, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans sued Tuesday to block the creation of Michigan's new, voter-approved redistricting commission, challenging eligibility guidelines that prohibit politicians and others from serving on the panel. The lawsuit, filed in federal court and praised by a national GOP group whose...

Wisconsin redistricting rumors roil conservatives, Democrats

Jul. 30, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A leading conservative attorney said Tuesday that he has never heard anyone in the Wisconsin Legislature say there were plans to circumvent Democratic Gov. Tony Evers by pushing through redistricting without his approval, even as Republican leaders refused to rule out such an approach....

Hagedorn swearing-in illustrates power of appointments

Jul. 28, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Brian Hagedorn's inauguration as a state Supreme Court justice this week will mark the end of a legal era and starkly underscore governors' power to reshape Wisconsin courtrooms with like-minded appointees. Hagedorn will be sworn in Thursday to replace 83-year-old Justice Shirley...

Midwest wildlife officials discuss chronic wasting disease

Jul. 24, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Midwest wildlife officials gathered Wednesday to discuss how they might better combat chronic wasting disease, which has been spreading through the region's deer herds with no end in sight. Among those at the two-day conference in Madison were wildlife officials from Kansas, Kentucky,...