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Criminal code updates inch forward

Revisions to Wisconsin’s criminal code, a project 20 years in the making, are getting closer to the state Legislature. A 300-page proposal is before the Wisconsin Judicial Council, which is expected to review the proposal prior to a September meeting, said staff attorney April Southwick. “It’s a monster,” she said. “But I know it’s a priority with the council for ...

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Union battle could be headed to Supreme Court

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TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his fellow Republicans face a new hurdle in their campaign to curb public sector unions’ power. So far Republicans have managed win after win — overcoming massive protests and outmaneuvering Democrats to push their plan through the Legislature, then finding a way to at least temporarily ...

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Wis. bureau chief says his agency can publish law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The chief of the state’s Legislative Reference Bureau says he believes the agency can publish laws independent of the secretary of state. The bureau published the state’s contentious new collective bargaining law on Friday. The law’s opponents contend the bureau couldn’t publish the law without a date from the secretary of state, who is under a ...

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Appeals Court rejects DOJ request in union case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A state Justice Department attorney tells a judge a district attorney hasn’t properly brought a lawsuit challenging the state’s contentious collective bargaining law. Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi called a hearing Tuesday to weigh District Attorney Ismael Ozanne’s lawsuit alleging Republican legislative leaders violated Wisconsin’s opening meetings law during debate on the proposal. She already ...

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Wisconsin union law published despite court order (UPDATE)

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SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans insist that the anti-union law that sparked weeks of protests at the state Capitol and that is being challenged in court takes effect Saturday because a state office decided to post it online. The head of the office that posted it and a court order temporarily blocking the law’s ...

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