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Republican Wisconsin Senate candidate says he doesn't oppose elderly people voting

Apr. 20, 2024 10:31 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican candidate in Wisconsin's closely watched U.S. Senate race emphasized this week that he doesn't oppose elderly people voting after initially saying that “almost nobody in a nursing home" is at a point in life where they are capable of voting. ...

Prosecutor won't bring charges against Wisconsin lawmaker over fundraising scheme

Apr. 19, 2024 16:55 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin prosecutor said Friday that she won't bring charges against a Republican lawmaker accused of trying to evade state campaign finance laws in order to unseat the powerful speaker of the Assembly. Waukesha County District Attorney Susan Opper said she...

Kansas adds AJ Storr after he led Wisconsin in scoring this past season

Apr. 18, 2024 19:03 PM EDT

AJ Storr is transferring to Kansas after leading Wisconsin in scoring this past season. Storr said Thursday in a social media post that he was making this decision “with great excitement and humility.” Later Thursday, Kansas announced the additions of Storr and former South...

Republicans file lawsuit challenging Evers's partial vetoes to literacy bill

Apr. 18, 2024 13:24 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican legislators have filed a second lawsuit challenging Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' partial veto powers, this time alleging that he improperly struck sections of a bill that set up a plan to spend $50 million on student literacy. Republican lawmakers...

Vice President Harris returning to Wisconsin for third visit this year

Apr. 18, 2024 11:31 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris plans to return to Wisconsin next week for her third visit to the battleground state this year. President Joe Biden's campaign announced Thursday that Harris plans to campaign in La Crosse on Monday at an event focused on abortion...

Former Wisconsin Democratic Rep. Peter Barca announces new bid for Congress

Apr. 18, 2024 10:09 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democrat who represented southeast Wisconsin in Congress in the 1990s before going on to become a leader in the Assembly and state revenue secretary announced Thursday that he's running for Congress again. Peter Barca announced his bid against Republican U.S....

Snap-On: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 18, 2024 06:41 AM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Snap-On Inc. (SNA) on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $263.5 million. The Kenosha, Wisconsin-based company said it had profit of $4.91 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were $4.75 per share. ...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Apr. 17, 2024 13:07 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. April 15, 2024. Editorial: Stay safe on the streets There are a ton of different awareness weeks over the course of the year. Ironically, most people aren’t aware of them (which suggests a complete failure to achieve the goals, but we...

Wisconsin Supreme Court justices question how much power Legislature should have

Apr. 17, 2024 12:15 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court justices questioned Wednesday how much power legislative committees should wield, in a case that Democratic Gov. Tony Evers brought against the Republican-controlled Legislature and that could have a major impact on how state government functions. ...

Earth Day: How a senator's idea more than 50 years ago got people fighting for their planet

Apr. 17, 2024 09:32 AM EDT

Millions of people around the world will pause on Monday, at least for a moment, to mark Earth Day. It's an annual event founded by people who hoped to stir activism to clean up and preserve a planet that is now home to some 8 billion humans and assorted trillions of other organisms. ...