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State News

Cursive Writing Could Return To Wisconsin Classrooms

Republican lawmakers are considering a requirement for schools to teach cursive writing again.  State Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt says there’s a need for students to learn the basics of reading and writing cursive so they can be more successful.  There’s no formal proposal yet.  Educators say they always are worried by new mandates from the Legislature.  More >

Wisconsin Senate Passes Bills to Combat Lyme Disease

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is putting together a study group on Lyme disease and offering insect repellent at state parks under a package of bills passed Tuesday.  Senator Mark Miller says these measures are a good step in both understanding and combating Lyme disease as well as a number of other insect delivered More >

Richland Center Woman Admits Killing Man Whose Body Was Found In Rural Area

Investigators with the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office say a 35-year-old Richland Center woman has admitted killing the man whose body was found last month.  Amber M. Lundgren was taken into custody Wednesday and she is being held in the Sauk County Jail pending a bail hearing.  Authorities haven’t said how 37-year-old Christopher Lytle died.  Lundgren More >

Lawmakers Take Steps To Decriminalize Lemonade Stands

A plan approved in the Wisconsin Senate Tuesday would decriminalize the operation of lemonade stands.  The Assembly will take up the issue of allowing kids under the age of 18 to sell glasses of lemonade in their front yards next.  Some rules will remain in place.  Sales will be limited to two-thousand dollars-a-year and the More >

Wisconsin Residents To Have More Health Insurance Options This Year

When open enrollment starts November 1st, Wisconsin insurance officials say people will have more options.  The Office of the Commission of Insurance says 61 of the state’s 72 counties will have at least three carrier options on the individual market.  Brown, Door, Manitowoc, Oconto and Sheboygan counties will have a choice of four carriers through More >

Democratic Congresswoman From Milwaukee Wants Senator Ron Johnson To Testify

A Wisconsin congresswoman wants U-S Senator Ron Johnson to testify as Democrats work to impeach the president.  Milwaukee Democrat Gwen Moore made the comment Wednesday.  Moore says the Republican senator heard President Trump’s phone call to the Ukraine president and she wants him to appear at any impeachment hearings to reveal what was said.  Johnson More >

Gun Group Threatens To Sue Over Surveillance Cameras In Baraboo

The group Wisconsin Carry says mandatory surveillance cameras in gun shops would be a violation of gun owners’ rights.  Group President Nik Clark is threatening to file suit over the new rules requiring the cameras in those Baraboo businesses.  The city attorney says the local rules are focused on cameras only and have nothing to More >

Senator Johnson Opposes American Troop Pullout From Syria

U-S Senator Ron Johnson opposes President Trump’s plan to withdraw Americans troops from Syria.  The Wisconsin Republican said he has never believed America can or should be the world’s policeman.  But Johnson said “supporting a key ally in the fight against ISIS and preventing further unnecessary bloodshed in Syria is in our national interest.”  He More >

Governor Issues Pardons For Four People

Governor Tony Evers issues four pardons today (Monday ) He pardoned Iraq War veteran Eric Pizer, who was convicted for substantial battery after a bar fight 16 years ago. The governor also pardoned Mwangi Vasser — who was convicted of selling cocaine more than 20 years ago. He he has since earned a doctorate in More >

Lawmakers Return To Capitol To Vote On Several Bills

Members of the Wisconsin Legislature return this week to vote on several bills.  The Senate convenesd Tuesday morning at 11:00 A-M and Assembly members return to the Capitol Thursday.  Senators are scheduled to vote on more than two dozen bills, including one which would prevent another backlog of sexual assault evidence kits and another which More >