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Closed Wisconsin Capitol deflates security concerns

Jan. 8, 2021 2:54 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The stunning security breaches at the U.S. Capitol and statehouses around the country this week haven't yet led to any changes at the state Capitol building in Madison. Democratic Gov. Tony Evers closed the building to the public in March to prevent people from congregating inside and...

FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2020 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers speaks during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wis. Evers says he’ll likely include criminal justice reforms in the next state budget as Wisconsin emerges from a tumultuous year of protests over police brutality and racism. The governor told The Associated Press in a year-end interview that the executive budget will “hopefully” include proposals to resolve criminal justice disparities. He declined to offer specifics.  (Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, File)

Evers: Criminal justice reforms likely in next state budget

Dec. 27, 2020 1:49 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers' executive budget could include criminal justice reforms as Wisconsin emerges from a tumultuous year of protests over police brutality and racism, setting up another potential conflict with Republicans who have been reluctant to take any action to address police...

FILE- In this Nov. 11, 2013 file photo, Wisconsin Supreme Court chief justice Shirley Abrahamson questions state attorney general J.B. Van Hollen, at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis. Abrahamson, the longest-serving Wisconsin Supreme Court justice in state history and the first woman to serve on the high court, has died. She was 87. Abrahamson, who also served as chief justice for a record 19 years, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, her son Dan Abrahamson told The Associated Press on Sunday.
(M.P. King /Wisconsin State Journal via AP, Pool, File)

Longtime Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Abrahamson dies

Dec. 20, 2020 4:06 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Shirley Abrahamson, the longest-serving Wisconsin Supreme Court justice in state history and the first woman to serve on the high court, has died. She was 87. Abrahamson, who also served as chief justice for a record 19 years, died Saturday after being diagnosed with pancreatic...

Records show Foxconn, Wisconsin nearing agreement

Dec. 18, 2020 5:21 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group is willing to accept a reduction in state tax credits “in exchange for a flexible business environment in Wisconsin,” the company told state officials as both sides move closer to reaching a new deal. Communication between the state and the...

Report: UW System schools are falling behind their peers

Dec. 15, 2020 10:06 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Freezing tuition at the University of Wisconsin without adding more state funding to offset the loss has contributed to the system falling behind its peers and hurting its competitiveness, according to a report by the Wisconsin Policy Forum released Tuesday. Over the past decade,...

An artificial Christmas tree that Republican lawmakers set up stands in the Wisconsin Capitol rotunda Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, in Madison, Wis. GOP Reps. Paul Tittl and Shae Sortwell erected the tree without a permit after Gov. Tony Evers' administration decided to forego the state's annual tradition of placing a towering evergreen in the rotunda since the building is closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Todd Richmond)

Republicans defy Evers, put Christmas tree in closed Capitol

Dec. 7, 2020 8:53 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two Republican lawmakers put up a Christmas tree in the Wisconsin Capitol rotunda despite being told they weren't allowed to do so — a show of defiance after Gov. Tony Evers opted not to display a holiday tree there this year because the building is closed to the public due to...