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Evers vetoes Republican-backed COVID-19 bill

Gov. Tony Evers vetoed the first bill passed by the Legislature to address the coronavirus pandemic in 10 months on Friday, a Republican-backed measure that Democrats said would do nothing to combat the virus or help reopen the state.

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Wisconsin governor issues new mask mandate after GOP repeal

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers issued a new statewide mask order on Thursday, an hour after the Republican-controlled Legislature voted to repeal his previous mandate saying he didn’t have authority to make such a decree. Evers and the Legislature have been at odds throughout the pandemic but the latest moves created an unprecedented ...

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Lawsuit says Foxconn cost governments hundreds of millions

The Worldwide electronics leader Foxconn Technology Group violated the terms of its contract in Wisconsin, while local governments spend hundreds of millions of dollars to prepare for the project, a lawsuit filed by a real estate development company alleges.

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Prosecutors seek Rittenhouse arrest, higher bond

Prosecutors asked a judge Wednesday for a new arrest warrant for an Illinois teen charged with shooting three people, killing two of them, during a protest over police brutality in Wisconsin after he apparently violated his bail conditions.

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Racial task force co-chair called job ‘political loser’

The Republican legislator seeking to lead Assembly Speaker Robin Vos' racial disparities task force called the job "a political loser" but said the GOP could use the panel to make Gov. Tony Evers and his fellow Democrats look bad, a newly released email shows.

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Northern Wisconsin lawyer suspended for lying to employer has license reinstated

A northern Wisconsin attorney who saw her law license suspended for lying to her employer can legally practice law once again. The Wisconsin Supreme Court reinstated Beth M. Bant’s law license on Jan. 26. Bant lost her license for six months starting in January 2020 for two attorney-ethics violations. The OLR accused her of lying to her employer about trip expenses and an assault ...

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No voters targeted for purge voted in Wisconsin in 2020

The number of voters identified as possibly having moved in Wisconsin decreased by two-thirds before the November presidential election, and none of the people still on the list cast ballots in 2020, the state Elections Commission reported Wednesday.

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