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Wisconsin governor wants to renegotiate Foxconn contract

Apr. 17, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers said Wednesday that he wants to renegotiate Wisconsin's nearly $3 billion contract with Foxconn Technology Group, saying it's "unrealistic" to think the company will employ 13,000 people as originally promised. Evers told reporters that the state was working with...

Wisconsin youth prison probe closes without charges

Apr. 12, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal investigation into alleged civil rights violations at Wisconsin's troubled youth prison has ended without charges, prosecutors announced Friday. The U.S. attorney's office in Madison said an investigation by the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division...

Today in History

Apr. 10, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, April 10, the 100th day of 2019. There are 265 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 10, 1865, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, a day after surrendering the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House, said farewell to his men, praising them for...

Court sides with Wisconsin governor in appointment fight

Apr. 9, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin appeals court sided with Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday, ruling that he had the authority to withdraw appointments made by then-Gov. Scott Walker and approved by Republicans during a lame-duck legislative session. The state's 3rd District Court of Appeals declined to...

The Latest: Court says Evers had power to void appointments

Apr. 9, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin lame-duck legal fight (all times local): 4:10 p.m. A Wisconsin appeals court has ruled Democratic Gov. Tony Evers had the authority to withdraw appointments that had been approved during a lame-duck legislative session. The state's 3rd District Court of Appeals...

Wisconsin appeals court restores laws from lame-duck session

Mar. 27, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin appeals court on Wednesday reinstated laws Republicans passed during a lame-duck session to weaken the Democratic governor and attorney general, but the statutes remain blocked because of a ruling in a separate case. Republicans passed the legislation in December after...

2nd Wisconsin judge blocks sections of lame-duck laws

Mar. 26, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A second Wisconsin judge on Tuesday blocked key portions of laws that Republicans passed in a lame-duck session limiting Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul's powers, handing Democrats another legal victory in their battle against the legislation in less than a week. Dane...

The Latest: Wisconsin governor: Ruling 'important victory'

Mar. 26, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin lame-duck legislative session rulings (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers says a second court ruling in a week against laws passed by Republicans during a lame-duck legislative session is "an important victory for the people of...

Republicans ask to stay order blocking lame-duck laws

Mar. 22, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans asked an appeals court Friday to immediately reinstate GOP-backed laws limiting the powers of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul, sparking a flurry of legal maneuvering as both sides jockeyed for position before the court makes a decision....

Judge blocks laws limiting powers of Wisconsin governor

Mar. 21, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge on Thursday temporarily blocked Wisconsin Republicans' contentious lame-duck laws limiting the powers of new Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who immediately used his restored authority to pull the state out of a multistate challenge to the Affordable Care Act. Dane County Circuit...