Latest Wisconsin state government News

Foxconn says committed to long term Wisconsin job creation

Apr. 18, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group said Thursday it remains committed to "long term" job creation in Wisconsin, after Gov. Tony Evers said it was unrealistic to expect the company to employ 13,000 people as promised. Evers also raised the possibility of renegotiating Foxconn's contract for a...

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...

Liberal's concession in Wisconsin race boosts GOP confidence

Apr. 10, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The liberal candidate's concession Wednesday in Wisconsin's Supreme Court race gave Republicans a boost of confidence following a string of losses heading into the 2020 presidential campaign. The closely watched court race was an early measure of the mood in the battleground state,...

Liberal candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court decides against recount, concedes race to conservative

Apr. 10, 2019 10:03 AM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Liberal candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court decides against recount, concedes race to conservative.

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 general won't look other way in sexual assaults

Apr. 5, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin National Guard's top commander says he won't ignore sexual assault within his ranks. The U.S. Air Force is investigating allegations of sexual assault and harassment within a Wisconsin Air National Guard security unit dating back to 2002. Gov. Tony Evers and U.S. Sen....

GOP sees positive 2020 sign in Wisconsin Supreme Court race

Apr. 3, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Conservative Brian Hagedorn's strong showing in Wisconsin's Supreme Court race cheered state Republicans Wednesday, with their first positive result in a statewide election since 2016 suggesting reasons for optimism next year in a critical presidential battleground. Hagedorn led...

The Latest: Neubauer won't concede or promise recount

Apr. 3, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin Supreme Court race (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Lisa Neubauer isn't conceding or saying whether she will seek a recount, despite being down by nearly 6,000 votes based on unofficial results. Neubauer said in a video posted on...