The state is asking a circuit court judge to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that it is unfairly regulating wedding barns.
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Attorney General Josh Kaul wants more money to boost testing capacity at the State Crime Labs and modernize the state Department of Justice's ability to respond to digital crimes, he said in an interview Thursday.
The new head of Wisconsin's Department of Veterans Affairs says she will no longer rely on veterans nursing homes to fund the agency's programs.
According to a preliminary analysis from the Legislative Fiscal Bureau, the Democratic plan would draw $348.2 million from budget reserves over its first two years. The Republican plan would draw $495.6 million from that same pot of money over the same period, a difference of $147.4 million. In addition, Democrats want to partially fund the cut by raising taxes on some manufacturers.
Wisconsin's Department of Justice says it plans to hire more employees, and is developing a pay progression program to speed up processing times at the State Crime Lab, where some types of evidence testing has continued to lag.
Pocan addressed reporters before flying back to Washington, D.C., from Madison to work on a deal with Democrats to try to end the shutdown. Some TSA agents have called in sick at major airports across the country, but that is not happening in Madison, Pocan said.
The decision, written by District Judge William Conley, is the second win for One Wisconsin Now, a Madison-based liberal advocacy group, this week.
The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, a conservative legal group based in Milwaukee, is suing the state over how wedding barns are regulated, arguing that the venues should not be required to hold liquor licenses.
Robert Piaro solicits money for four political action committees with names that sound like charities. According to federal records, the donated money largely goes into the pockets of the man who established them.