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Lawmakers call for hearings on VA pain management

TOMAH, Wis. (AP) – Some Wisconsin and Minnesota lawmakers are calling for congressional hearings after allegations of overmedication at the VA Medical Center in Tomah. U.S. Reps. Ron Kind of Wisconsin and Tim Walz of Minnesota on Thursday urged the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to examine the pain-management practices of VA medical centers nationwide. The U.S. More >

Agendas for School Boards and City/Village Meetings

City of Adams Finance Agenda 2015-01-27 Adams-Friendship School District TBA City of Elroy TBA Royall School District Agenda 1-26-15 Hillsboro School District TBA Village of Lyndon Station 01-29-15_Public Hearing-Economic Development City of Mauston Police and Fire Commission 1-29 Public Works Committee 1-27 Common Council 1-27 Mauston School District TBA Village of Necedah TBA Necedah School More >

Mauston Man Arrested for Warrant

A Mauston man was arrested on a warrant. On Tuesday, 32-year-old Everett Barr was transported from the Sauk County Jail to the Juneau County Jail for a child support warrant. According to online court records, Judge Paul Curran stayed the warrant and commitment order for 30 days. If Barr doesn’t have a job, or make More >

Lawmakers vote to make ‘upskirting’ a felony

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin state Assembly has voted to make the act of secretly taking a photo of someone’s genitals, buttocks or breasts a felony. In a voice vote the Assembly on Thursday approved a bill that would make what is known as “upskirting” a Class I felony. That is punishable by up to More >

Assembly speaker supports more flexibility for UW System

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he supports giving the University of Wisconsin System more flexibility. System officials and lobbyists anticipate Gov. Scott Walker may propose in the state budget that the system operate with less legislative oversight or UW-Madison break away from the rest of the system. The governor is due to More >

Wisconsin Assembly passes Supreme Court amendment

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Assembly has passed a constitutional amendment that would rework how state Supreme Court justices pick their leader. The Wisconsin Constitution states that the justice with the most seniority is automatically the chief justice. But the court’s conservative majority has been chafing under the leadership of liberal-leaning Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson. More >

Mauston Man Arrested In The Township Of Germantown

A Mauston man was arrested and faces two felony counts for an incident that took place in the Germantown township. According to the criminal complaint, on January 20th, a law enforcement officer conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle traveling on Highway G as the license plate check indicated revoked driving status. The driver was More >

Wisconsin lawmaker vows to bring back drunken driving bills

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Republican lawmaker is promising to bring back a package of bills to stiffen Wisconsin’s drunken driving laws. Rep. Jim Ott, a Mequon Republican, has been pushing for tougher drunken driving laws for years. He introduced a package of bills last session that included measures that would have changed third and fourth More >

Assembly speaker supports more autonomy for UW System

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he supports giving the University of Wisconsin System more flexibility. Republican Gov. Scott Walker has been talking about giving the system more autonomy in his upcoming state budget proposal. No further details have emerged; Walker is expected to unveil the budget plan Feb. 3. Vos, a Rochester Republican, More >

Walker headed to New Hampshire for first time

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker is headed to New Hampshire for the first time in March. His campaign confirmed to The Associated Press on Thursday that Walker will be giving the keynote speech March 14 at an event organized by the New Hampshire Republican Party. Walker says in a statement issued by the More >