Latest Jon Erpenbach News

Correction: Wisconsin-Legislature-Lame-Duck story

Dec. 7, 2018 11:48 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In a story Dec. 5 about lame-duck legislation approved by Wisconsin lawmakers that would curtail powers of the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Gov. Scott Walker would have 10 days from the date the bills reach his desk...

Appeals to Scott Walker: Don't stain legacy, veto bills

Dec. 6, 2018 11:17 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A bipartisan group of political figures appealed to Gov. Scott Walker to avoid staining his legacy and behaving like a sore loser by signing legislation that would weaken the powers of the Democrat who defeated him. Rather than notching another partisan victory in his final weeks in...

Walker shouted down over GOP attempt to weaken his successor

Dec. 5, 2018 12:14 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Demonstrators booed outgoing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday during a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, a sign of tumult as Republicans in the Legislature met to push through measures to gut the powers of his Democratic successor. The Legislature met deep into the night Tuesday...

Wisconsin GOP uses rare session to weaken incoming governor

Dec. 4, 2018 6:48 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Still stinging from an election loss, Wisconsin Republicans on Monday tried to push through measures that would weaken the incoming Democratic administration and allow outgoing Republican Gov. Scott Walker to make one last major mark on the state's political landscape after his defeat...

The Latest: Wisconsin Republicans advance lame-duck bills

Dec. 4, 2018 5:32 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Republican lame-duck legislation in Wisconsin (all times local): 12:08 a.m. Sweeping proposals to weaken the incoming governor and attorney general in Wisconsin have been advanced to the full Legislature for approval. But the Republican-controlled committee around...

Wisconsin district investigates boys' apparent Nazi salute

Nov. 12, 2018 5:06 PM EST

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin school district is investigating a photo of a group of high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute, drawing a strong rebuke on social media. Baraboo Superintendent Lori Mueller said she became aware of the photo Monday after it was posted on social media. The...

Democrats speak out against effort to curtail governor power

Nov. 9, 2018 2:59 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic state lawmakers say a Republican effort to curtail the power of incoming Gov. Tony Evers may be illegal, is "embarrassing" and amounts to "political shenanigans." State Sen. Jon Erpenbach, of Middleton, and Rep. Chris Taylor, of Madison, told reporters Friday that...