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J.B. Van Hollen

May 4, 2012

Walker names his Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday appointed 18 members to his Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.

Apr 20, 2012

AG says merit pay is right thing to do

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says he's overjoyed to offer his best employees merit bonuses and raises.

Apr 20, 2012

Van Hollen says he’s concerned about voter fraud

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says he is very concerned about voter fraud as six recall elections near, including one targeting fellow Republican, Gov. Scott Walker.

Apr 9, 2012

Walker looks at ways to improve criminal justice system

Gov. Scott Walker on Monday signed Executive Order No. 62, creating the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. The 20-member council will study ways to improve criminal justice policy, operations and outcome and increase public safety, according to a news release.

Mar 7, 2012

Van Hollen to appeal voter ID ruling

Wisconsin's attorney general says he will appeal a judge's ruling to stop the state's new voter identification law.

Feb 13, 2012

Bill would end victim testimony

Wisconsin crime victims wouldn't have to testify against their attackers during the early stages of their cases under a Republican bill making its way through the Legislature.

Jan 17, 2012

Senate sends concealed-carry bill to committee (UPDATE)

Republicans in the state Senate don't plan to vote on a bill doing away with minimum concealed carry training requirements.

Dec 21, 2011

Walker restores funding for sex-assault victims

Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday exempted the state Department of Justice from certain budget cuts that would have meant less money for organizations that help victims of sexual assault.

Dec 5, 2011

Justice Department plans to reduce sex assault victim grants

The Wisconsin Justice Department has warned organizations that help sexual assault victims to expect drastic reductions in state aid next year, a surprise move for an agency that has prided itself on capturing sexual predators.

Oct 21, 2011

AG defends concealed carry rules to NRA

TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen formally defended Wisconsin’s new concealed weapons rules Thursday against complaints from the National Rifle Association that the regulations are too draconian, saying the state Justice Department was well within its authority and helped clarify the law. Van Hollen, a Republican, has […]

Oct 14, 2011

Walker approves concealed carry rules (UPDATE)

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Gov. Scott Walker on Friday reluctantly approved temporary rules that would allow Wisconsin’s new concealed carry law to take effect next month, bucking complaints from the National Rifle Association that the regulations are too strict. The state Justice Department has been scrambling to craft administrative […]

Oct 13, 2011

Walker reviewing proposed concealed carry rules (UPDATE)

Over objections of the National Rifle Association and some Republican lawmakers, anyone wishing to carry a concealed weapon in Wisconsin would have to undergo four hours of training even though the law does not require that.


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