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Evers vetoes Wisconsin legislative oversight of federal COVID funds

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers killed a bill Monday that would have given Republican legislators oversight of Wisconsin’s share of billions of dollars in federal COVID-19 relief funds, instead announcing his own plan for distributing the money. Evers, a Democrat, took the unusual ...

Underly, Kerr seek Wisconsin’s top post in public education

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The race to become Wisconsin’s top education official that is open for the first time in more than a decade pits a rural superintendent backed by the teachers’ union and Democrats against a retired suburban Milwaukee superintendent who praised the Act 10 collective ...

Wisconsin bars, restaurants can sell cocktails to go

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Bars and restaurants in Wisconsin as of Sunday have the ability to sell cocktails to go. Gov. Tony Evers signed the bill into law Friday, but it didn’t take effect until it was published Sunday. The bill won bipartisan approval in the Legislature. It allows for ...

Native plant sales offered in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has announced that native plant sales are blooming across the state through April. By planting native plants, the public can support the entire ecosystem by providing food for insects, birds, small mammals and other ...

3 students cited in theft of rare tree in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Police who were stumped by the theft of a rare pine tree in November from the University of Wisconsin Arboretum said Friday that they have cracked the case. UW-Madison police said three 19-year-old university students stole the tree as part of a “pledge” activity ...

Wisconsin GOP leaders praise state’s vaccination efforts

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos called on the state's business community to “step up” and return workers to offices around the Fourth of July, joining Wednesday with the state Senate's top Republican in praising the state's coronavirus vaccination efforts. Vos ...