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  • State economy showdown: Rick Perry, Scott Walker, Mike Pence vs. Chris Christie

    A new report that gauges the economic future of all 50 states could weigh on the 2016 GOP primaries by showing that low tax states such as Indiana, Texas and Wisconsin have a much better outlook than high taxers like New Jersey.

  • Wisconsin schools turn more often to voters for money

    A growing number of Wisconsin school districts are asking to raise taxes to cover salaries, utilities and other basic costs, and voters are approving their requests at record rates.

  • Longtime Wis. GOP Rep. Tom Petri to retire

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican congressman Tom Petri of Wisconsin says he will retire after more than 30 years in Congress. In a statement on Friday, the congressman says he will make a formal announcement in his district on Monday on his plans not to seek re-election. Petri is considered one...

  • Wisconsans can look to Ohio for effects of new asbestos transparency law

    MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – As Wisconsin asbestos courtrooms and attorneys prepare for the changes the new asbestos transparency bill provides, referencing the experience with Ohio’s similar bill passed in 2012 could indicate less hectic courtrooms in the future. On March 31,...

  • Wisconsin Democrat who fled during Walker showdown must disclose emails, court rules

    One of the 11 Democratic state senators who fled Wisconsin for Illinois during the 2011 statehouse showdown over Gov. Scott Walker's union reforms must disclose emails related to the legislative battle, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday morning. Democratic State Sen. Jon Erpenbach has been...

  • Wisconsin 'John Doe' probe is the latest partisan attack on free speech

    Score one for the defense of free speech.

  • Scott Walker signs asbestos trust transparency bill

    MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker passed Assembly Bill 19 on Thursday, which requires plaintiffs to disclose claims they have filed or anticipate filing against asbestos trusts to prevent double-dipping and ensure solvency of the asbestos trust. Assembly Bill 19 was...

  • Cheese producer Saputo to close Wisconsin plant

    NEW LONDON, Wis. (AP) — Cheese producer Saputo has announced plans to close four plants, including one in New London. The Montreal-based company says it is consolidating production into other Saputo facilities to improve efficiency. In addition to the New London plant, the other facilities...

  • Wis. Assembly approves patent troll bill, sends to governor’s desk

    MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) — A bill targeting so-called “patent trolls” cleared the Wisconsin Assembly last week. On Thursday, members of the state chamber passed Senate Bill 498. The bill has been sent to Gov. Scott Walker for his signature. Walker Earlier this month, the bill...

  • Wisconsin attorney general obtains judgment against insulation seller

    Van Hollen MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced a judgment on Thursday against a Florida-based attic insulation seller for allegedly violating state consumer protection laws. Mark Stitt, a resident of Panama City, Fla., and his company ES...

  • Exclusive interview: Gov. Scott Walker's limited government pragmatism

    Last fall, as the popular history went, Republicans were locked in a civil war pitting Tea Party purists who wanted to stand on principle against pragmatists representing the party's establishment. But this lazy narrative obscured the reality -- there were many Americans who wanted Republicans...

  • Wisconsin passes bill requiring transparency in personal injury trusts

    Smith MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – Wisconsin has become the third state to pass a bankruptcy transparency bill which would require plaintiffs to disclose information and documents pertaining to all personal injury trust claims and intended future claims. The bill passed in the State...

  • Wisconsin gubernatorial hopeful would cut school vouchers

    MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke said Tuesday that the state should not have expanded the private school voucher program statewide or created a new private school tax deduction. Calling the tax breaks and voucher spending "a new entitlement program that...

  • Wisconsin Senate passes cancer drugs bill

    The Wisconsin state Senate passed a proposal Tuesday that would give cancer patients access to less expensive chemotherapy drugs in pill form, sending it for a vote in the Assembly, where its future remained in doubt.

  • Poll: Mary Burke ties Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's approval rating

    Her first ad against Gov. Scott Walker was dubbed “pants on fire” by PolitiFact Wisconsin, but Democratic challenger Mary Burke has caught up to the Republican in a new statewide poll. Rasmussen Reports found that each holds 45 percent support, though Walker has an edge in his favorable...



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