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Wisconsin Senate OKs bill sealing vaccination mailings

Sep. 28, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Senate approved a Republican-authored bill Tuesday that would require government agencies, schools and day cares to seal any mailings that could reveal someone’s vaccination status. The bill’s authors, Rep. Shae Sortwell and Sen....

Column: Uncertain future for Europe and Ryder Cup team

Sep. 28, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Ian Poulter is never short on emotion in the Ryder Cup, usually with his eyes as big as golf balls. This was different. He crouched with his head bowed for the longest time on the side of the 16th green at Whistling Straits after winning a match...

Evers calls GOP-ordered election probe a 'boondoggle'

Sep. 28, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday blasted a Republican-ordered investigation into the 2020 presidential election as a “$700,000 boondoggle” and said election clerks should be “lawyered up." After an election audit in Arizona confirmed...

Senate Republicans confirm Evers' Cabinet appointments

Sep. 28, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State Senate Republicans confirmed four of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' Cabinet appointments Tuesday after letting them languish for months but took no action on a key pick that would give the governor control of wildlife and pollution policies. The...

Wisconsin Senate to vote on stiffer animal abuse penalties

Sep. 28, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Senate signed off on a bill Tuesday that would increase animal abuse penalties. Right now the penalty for animal abuse is a $500 forfeiture. Abuse resulting in mutilation, disfigurement or death the maximum penalty is three-and-a-half...

Senate Republicans approve "born-alive" legislation

Sep. 28, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would make health care providers who let a child that survives an abortion die guilty of a felony. The Republican-authored measure would require any health care provider present at...

Evers proposes nearly $25M package targeting agriculture

Sep. 28, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers proposed a nearly $25 million package of bills Tuesday targeting the state's agriculture industry and rural communities, announcing the plans along with Democratic lawmakers at the World Dairy Expo. “The state can do more and...

Generac investing $53 million in Wisconsin operations

Sep. 28, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Power manufacturer Generac has announced plans to expand its presence in Wisconsin by adding 700 new jobs and investing $53 million in its operations. The Waukesha-based Generac said demand for its generators and other power products is soaring. ...

Evers: 'Unlikely' he would OK maps based on current ones

Sep. 28, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers said Tuesday it’s unlikely he would sign into law any maps drawn by the Republican-controlled Legislature that are based on the current ones, as GOP lawmakers say is their intention. The Legislature is scheduled to approve...

Former Milwaukee police chief to lead Fitchburg department

Sep. 28, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

FITCHBURG, Wis. (AP) — A former Milwaukee police chief who sued the city after he was demoted is the next chief in the Madison suburb of Fitchburg. The city has posted the announcement on its website with a statement that said the Police and Fire Commission looks...