MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Senate is preparing to meet over the internet for the first time in state history if it needs to convene to take action on proposals reacting to the coronavirus outbreak. Two state senators and ...Read More »
Gov. Tony Evers said Monday he will order the closure of all non-essential businesses starting Tuesday, and is urging people to stay at home to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, which has killed four people in the state and infected at least nearly 400.Read More »
Jury trials in Wisconsin have been postponed until the end of May and in-person proceedings have been suspended statewide until at least April 30 in an effort to protect public health and keep courts operating during the coronavirus outbreak, the state Supreme Court has ordered.Read More »
Republican state lawmakers in Wisconsin asked a federal judge on Friday to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Democrats that seeks to loosen the state's election laws for the upcoming April 7 presidential primary to deal with problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
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More than $371 million in Department of Justice grants are on offer to help places around Wisconsin tackle addiction, school security, human trafficking and recidivism, the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced on Thursday.Read More »
A state appeals court has upheld the conviction and sentence of a former Waupun police officer convicted in a multi-county burglary spree.Read More »
Wisconsin could face a litany of problems if it holds its spring election as scheduled despite the coronavirus outbreak, including a possible disruption in mail service interfering with absentee voting, a lack of polling sites and the risk of exposing elderly poll workers and voters to the disease, the state's chief elections officer said in a memo released Wednesday.Read More »
The Milwaukee Child Protective Services Building and the Marcia P. Coggs Human Services Center have closed to the public in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.Read More »
The Eastern District of Wisconsin is postponing jury trials and other court proceedings through at least May 1 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. In the order issued on Friday, Chief Judge Pamela Pepper said normal court operations posed a ...
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Elections officials in the four states holding presidential primaries next week say they have no plans to postpone voting amid widespread disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Instead, they are taking extraordinary steps to ensure that voters can cast ballots and keep polling places clean.Read More »