Latest Wisconsin state government News

Parade killings judge nears decision on Supreme Court run

Nov. 28, 2022 12:32 PM EST

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — The judge who presided over the trial of the man convicted of killing six people during the Waukesha Christmas parade said Monday that she will make a decision on whether to run for the Wisconsin Supreme Court “in the coming days.” Waukesha County Circuit...

Wisconsin Supreme Court revokesv former judge's law license

Nov. 26, 2022 16:41 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court has revoked a law license from a former Milwaukee County juvenile court judge who had pleaded guilty to federal charges of transmitting child pornography. The state Supreme Court ruled Friday that the seriousness of Brett Blomme's...

Wisconsin board: UW Health not required to recognize union

Nov. 26, 2022 11:31 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin labor relations commission has ruled that the UW Health hospital system will not be required to recognize a nurses union or engage in collective bargaining negotiations. The Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission in its Friday ruling found that UW...

Wis. election officials weigh changes to military voting

Nov. 25, 2022 09:36 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin election officials are weighing whether changes to military absentee voting are needed after a top Milwaukee election official was charged with fraud in false requests for military absentee ballots just days before the Nov. 8 election. Kimberly...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Nov. 24, 2022 03:34 AM EST

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. November 20, 2022. Editorial: Be safe this season This is one of the busiest weeks of the year for many people. There’s travel, shopping, family and friends to catch up with, and a ton of stress amid the (hopefully) happy memories people...

Longtime GOP Sen. Alberta Darling says she'll step down

Nov. 23, 2022 10:42 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State Sen. Alberta Darling announced Wednesday she will retire after a 32-year career in the Wisconsin Legislature. Darling, a River Hills Republican, will step down Dec. 1. Her departure leaves Republicans one seat short of a two-thirds supermajority in the...

Wisconsin GOP leaders to push for 'long term' tax cuts

Nov. 22, 2022 17:01 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republican legislative leaders said Tuesday they want to tap the state's projected record-high $6.6 billion budget surplus to make “transformational” and once-a-generation tax law changes, including eliminating a tax paid by businesses and lowering income taxes...

Dismissal motion could delay abortion challenge for months

Nov. 21, 2022 18:18 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul said Monday that he wants his lawsuit challenging the state's 173-year-old abortion ban to move quickly through the courts, but it could be months before anything happens after defense attorneys signaled they would try to dismiss it next...

Justice Department sues corn mill over multiple violations

Nov. 21, 2022 17:15 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Attorney General Josh Kaul filed a lawsuit Monday against a milling company for multiple violations at a plant that was the scene of a fatal explosion five years ago. Kaul filed the action against Didion Milling Inc. in Columbia County. The lawsuit alleges the...

GOP's Loudenbeck concedes Wisconsin secretary of state loss

Nov. 21, 2022 15:14 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Amy Loudenbeck conceded defeat Monday in her bid to unseat Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette. Final results from the Nov. 8 election showed La Follette defeated Loudenbeck by 7,442 votes, or about 0.29 percentage point. That was within...