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Wisconsin GOP leader isn't ruling anyone out for key slot

May. 26, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Republican Assembly leader, who will appoint a key member of the state's bipartisan elections commission, said Thursday he was not “ruling anybody in or out” as he looks to quickly fill a vacancy in the battleground state before the next chair of the panel is...

Evers issues order prohibiting baby formula price gouging

May. 26, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers issued an executive order Tuesday barring price gouging on baby formula. The order declares that a period of “abnormal economic disruption” exists in Wisconsin and prohibits wholesalers and retailers in the state from charging...

Wisconsin GOP leader open to arming teachers in schools

May. 26, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's top legislative Republican said Thursday that he is open to the idea of arming teachers following the latest school shooting in Texas, while he dismissed as “disingenuous" an offer from Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to find common ground. Assembly...

Kaul to ask Republicans to OK nine environmental settlements

May. 26, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul is preparing to ask Republican lawmakers next week to sign off on nearly $400,000 in settlements to resolve multiple pollution cases. GOP legislators passed a law in 2018 just before Kaul took office that requires the...

Coal-powered passenger ship to convert to new fuel source

May. 26, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) — A coal-powered passenger steamship on Lake Michigan that's the last of its kind in the U.S. will stop using coal to fuel its historic engines once its operators settle on an alternate power source. Lake Michigan Carferry Inc. is early in its search for what...

Cost of building power transmission line growing

May. 26, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Rising material prices and legal expenses are expected to add nearly $50 million more to the cost of a power transmission line being built across southern Wisconsin. American Transmission Co., ITC Midwest and Dairyland Power Cooperative are building the...

Republican quits Wisconsin elections panel, says Trump lost

May. 25, 2022 22:34 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Elections Commission postponed choosing its new chairman Tuesday after a Republican commissioner who could have challenged for the post abruptly resigned, saying the state GOP doesn't want him to lead the commission because he believes Donald Trump lost to Joe...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

May. 25, 2022 20:37 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. May 24, 2022. Editorial: Child care needs affect far more than parents When experts described child care shortages as a crisis last week, they knew what they were saying. And, looking at the numbers, it’s hard to think they’re...

Wisconsin Democrats renew call for votes on gun safety bills

May. 25, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats renewed calls Wednesday for the Republican-controlled Legislature to take up a pair of gun safety bills that were rejected without any debate just over two years ago. The bills would institute a universal background check for gun sales and...

Packers' Love aims to capitalize on offseason opportunities

May. 25, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Jordan Love acknowledges having mixed emotions when he learned Aaron Rodgers had agreed to a contract extension keeping him with the Green Bay Packers. Love appreciated the fact that Rodgers got rewarded for his accomplishments, but understood it likely meant...