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FILE - In this April 14, 2020 file photo, Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos speaks at the state Capitol in Madison Wis. A company Speaker Vos runs received between $150,000 and $350,000 through the federal government's coronavirus small business lending program. That's according to lists of recipients the U.S. Treasury Department released Monday, July 6, 2020. That data shows Robin J. Vos Enterprises in Burlington received the money through the Paycheck Protection Program. The company manufactures popcorn and popcorn supplies. (Rick Wood/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File)

Vos company received $150K-$350K in coronavirus loans

Jul. 6, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Assembly Republican Speaker Robin Vos' popcorn company received tens of thousands of dollars through a federal small business lending program intended to support the economy during the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released Monday. Robin J. Vos Enterprises in...

FILE - In this April 7, 2020, file photo voters line up at Riverside High School for Wisconsin's primary election in Milwaukee. Advocates for the disabled and minority voters in Wisconsin filed a sweeping federal lawsuit Monday, May 18, 2020, asking a judge to order that more poll workers be hired, every voter in the state receive an absentee ballot and a host of other changes be made to ensure the August primary and November presidential elections can be held safely amid the coronavirus pandemic.(AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Key Wisconsin races for November coming into focus

Jun. 1, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Key races in Wisconsin came into clearer focus Monday, the deadline for candidates to file nomination papers to get on the November ballot. Republicans are looking to maintain their majorities in both the state Senate and Assembly heading into 2021, when the Legislature will be...

Former Democratic leader Shilling takes lobbying job

Jun. 1, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jennifer Shilling, the former Democratic minority leader of the Wisconsin Senate, will next work as a lobbyist for Dairyland Power Cooperative, the La Crosse-based utility announced Monday. Shilling, who resigned last month after 20 years in the Legislature, will work for the...

Exodus from Wisconsin Senate continues with GOP retirement

May. 19, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The exodus in the Wisconsin Senate continued Tuesday with one of its most conservative members announcing he will not seek reelection, bringing to at least seven the number of incumbents who will not be returning next year. Republican Sen. David Craig, of the town of Vernon, said in a...

Former Wisconsin Senate minority leader quits Legislature

May. 15, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former state Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling resigned from the Legislature on Friday, hinting that she has an employment opportunity that conflicts with state government work. Shilling, a Democrat, sent Senate President Roger Roth a letter Friday morning saying she would...