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Wisconsin lawmaker returns to work after bout of COVID-19

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin legislator returned to work Thursday for the first time since COVID-19 left him breathing through a ventilator. Republican Sen. Andre Jacque, of De Pere, was hospitalized Aug. 16 after testing positive for the coronavirus and testifying at a packed Capitol hearing without a mask. He was placed on a ...

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Wisconsin lawmaker asks for prayers for colleague with COVID

The office of a Wisconsin lawmaker who has been an outspoken critic of vaccine and mask mandates declined to update his condition on Tuesday, even as a fellow legislator asked for prayers, saying the state senator was hospitalized with COVID-19-induced pneumonia.

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Wisconsin GOP senator, critic of mask mandates has COVID-19

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican state Sen. André Jacques, one of the Wisconsin Legislature’s most conservative lawmakers and a vocal opponent of mask and vaccine mandates, tested positive for COVID-19 last week and was at the hospital on Monday with pneumonia. The positive test and hospital care came after Jacque testified on Wednesday in a ...

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Republicans, UW clash over abortion ban proposal

Republican legislators sparred with University of Wisconsin medical school officials Wednesday over a bill that would end an arrangement that allows UW doctors to train on abortion procedures at a Planned Parenthood clinic.

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New rules sought on asbestos suits

In April, Renee Simpson told a state legislative committee about her father, who was diagnosed last fall with mesothelioma, a virulent form of cancer associated with asbestos.

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Lawmakers push for OWI blood draw warrants

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision paved the way for an Assembly bill, proposed Monday, that would allow law enforcement to obtain a warrant to draw blood in cases involving first-time operating while intoxicated suspects.

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Bill would allow relatives to file suit over abortions

Lawmakers will consider bills Wednesday that would prohibit using abortions to avoid having a baby of a certain sex, bar a state health insurance plan from covering abortions in most circumstances and exempt insurers hired by religious organizations from having to cover contraceptives.

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2 GOP lawmakers push bill on fetuses

Two Republican lawmakers have introduced legislation that would allow parents to sue if a their unborn child dies as a result of someone's wrongful acts, but it would do so by redefining state law to say life starts at conception.

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