Wisconsin News

Wisconsin AG switches on environmental suit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul changed the state Department of Justice’s stance Thursday in a pair of far-reaching environmental lawsuits, siding with a conservation group in its fight to tighten permit requirements for factory farms and high-capacity ...

GOP Assembly speaker open to legalizing pot for medical use

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he hopes to find a way to reach a deal with Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on a limited legalization of medical marijuana. Vos on Thursday said Republicans won’t go along with Evers’ more expansive proposal that ...

Wisconsin GOP to kill Medicaid expansion, pot legalization

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans plan to kill some of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ signature proposals in the first vote of the budget-writing committee next week, including Medicaid expansion, legalizing medical marijuana and capping enrollment in private voucher schools. The ...

Wisconsin health officials lack data on abortion survivals

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The fight over a Republican-backed bill in Wisconsin that would force doctors to care for babies that are born alive during an abortion attempt is heating up with President Donald Trump weighing in, even though there is no evidence of such a birth happening in the ...

Wisconsin GOP seeks compromise on Medicaid expansion

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans open to a possible compromise with Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on Medicaid expansion are looking at ways to accept the federal funding while not appearing to cave in on the issue, even as GOP leaders remain steadfastly opposed. Evers is also ...

Trump cheers economy, criticizes Democrats at Wisconsin rally

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump boasted of a strong economy and criticized his Democratic presidential opponents Saturday night as he rallied supporters with familiar themes. Trump pointed to the economy’s 3.2% growth in the first quarter before drawing even more applause ...

Trump cheers economy at Green Bay rally

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump boasted of a strong economy and criticized his Democratic presidential opponents Saturday night as he rallied supporters with familiar themes. Trump pointed to the economy's 3.2% growth in the first quarter before drawing even more applause by ...

Foxconn jobs, tax credits could be renegotiated

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and Foxconn Technology Group officials are talking about making changes to the contract signed in 2017 that was based on constructing a larger display screen manufacturing facility than is now proposed. But neither side is giving details. So ...

Infighting erupts at NRA convention

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The National Rifle Association was plunged into deeper internal turmoil Friday amid an effort by opponents of top executive Wayne LaPierre to drive out the man who has long been the public face of the gun-rights group. LaPierre sent a letter to board members Thursday ...

Spring snow expected in Wisconsin, lower Michigan

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Shovels and snow blowers set aside for warmer weather once again will get some use this weekend in Wisconsin. A strong spring storm could deliver up to 9 inches of snow in the Madison area, with lesser amounts elsewhere in southern Wisconsin, forecasters say. Accumulations ...

GOP leaders say Evers’ pot proposal to be snuffed out

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ proposal to legalize medical marijuana and small amounts of recreational pot will not pass the Wisconsin Legislature, Republican leaders of the budget-writing committee said Thursday. “It’s really off the wall scary,” Sen. Alberta ...

Evers says ‘no decisions’ made on Foxconn changes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group has not detailed what changes it wants to see in its contract with Wisconsin for a project that could employ up to 13,000 people, Gov. Tony Evers said in an interview Wednesday. Foxconn insists it remains committed to a $10 billion project, ...

Supreme Court struggles with Wisconsin OWI law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday grappled with a Wisconsin law that allows law enforcement to draw blood without a warrant from suspected drunken drivers who have become unconscious. More than two dozen states have similar laws, which say that by choosing to drive, motorists ...

Wisconsin’s $768 million Powerball winner revealed

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A 24-year-old Wisconsin man stepped forward Tuesday to claim a $768 million Powerball prize, the nation's third-largest lottery jackpot, saying he "pretty much felt lucky" the day he bought his tickets and has been worried that people want to steal his ticket. Manuel ...

Judge denies Republicans’ attempt to join abortion lawsuit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday rejected Wisconsin Republican lawmakers’ attempt to intervene in a Planned Parenthood lawsuit challenging the state’s abortion restrictions, saying in a strongly worded order that they presented no evidence that the Democratic attorney ...

Foxconn reaffirms commitment to jobs

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group said it remains committed to “long term” job creation in Wisconsin, after Gov. Tony Evers said this week it was unrealistic to expect the company to employ 13,000 people as promised. Evers also raised the possibility of renegotiating ...

Marijuana advocates again to seek legalization in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Marijuana advocates have high hopes the latest proposal to legalize pot in Wisconsin has a better chance of success than ever given growing public support, but the bill unveiled Thursday again faces stiff opposition from Republicans who control the Legislature. That’s ...

No contest plea to fatal Eagle River shooting

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. (AP) — A man accused in a fatal shooting at an Eagle River home has reached an agreement with prosecutors. Jeremiah Solis entered a no contest plea to negligent handling of a dangerous weapon and another charge was dropped in Vilas County Circuit Court Thursday, WJFW-TV ...

Wisconsin hunters favor bounties for CWD deer

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials should again offer bounties for deer carcasses infected with chronic wasting disease as the ailment continues to sweep unabated across the state, two-thirds of outdoor enthusiasts who responded to a survey last month said. The Wisconsin ...

SeniorCare extended in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s popular prescription drug program for senior citizens has been granted approval to continue operating for at least another decade. Gov. Tony Evers, Democratic lawmakers and other advocates for the program gathered Wednesday to celebrate the news. The ...