State News

Vukmir says she’s ‘seriously considering’ Senate run

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican state Sen. Leah Vukmir says she was seriously considering running for U.S. Senate before U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy announced he would not be a candidate. And Vukmir said Thursday with the news that he’s out, she is moving forward with evaluating whether to get in. Vukmir says she has no More >

State Treasurer: Get Rid Of My Office

(Madison, WI)  —  State Treasurer Matt Adamczyk has again told lawmakers to eliminate his office. A state Assembly panel held a public hearing Wednesday on a proposed constitutional amendment which would need a second approval by both houses this session, and then by the voters in a statewide referendum. Former Senate Republican Alan Lasee tried More >

Fourteen Year Old Charged As Adult In West Allis Killings

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  A 14-year-old boy is charged as an adult in the killings of two teens in West Allis last weekend. Spencer Lewis of West Allis made his first appearance in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Wednesday on two counts of reckless homicide and one charge of forcible armed robbery. Prosecutors say Lewis and a More >

State School Candidate Claims Opponent Offered Him Job For Dropping Out

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  State school superintendent challenger John Humphries says fellow challenger Lowell Holtz wanted Humphries to drop out of next week’s primary. And if Holtz was to defeat incumbent Superintendent Tony Evers in April, Holtz would offer Humphries a $150,000 per year job with new powers to take control of the Milwaukee, Madison, Kenosha, More >

Gov. Walker: No State Action Needed On Refugee’s Lawsuit

(Madison, WI)  —  Governor Scott Walker says state attorneys shouldn’t intervene in a Syrian refugee’s lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The refugee now resides in Wisconsin. He filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging Trump’s ban. The man contends his wife and young daughter are still in danger in Syria and Trump’s order halted More >

Autopsy finds no signs of trauma in death of 2-year-old boy

NEENAH, Wis. (AP) — Police in the Fox Valley investigating the death of a 2-year-old boy say an autopsy has found no signs of trauma or other unusual circumstances. The autopsy was performed Tuesday at UW Hospital in Madison. Neenah police say the investigation will remain active pending toxicology results, which are expected in four More >

Walker spokesman says he has no interest in Labor job

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A spokesman for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he has no interest in serving as labor secretary under President Donald Trump. Trump’s nominee for the post abruptly withdrew Wednesday after Senate Republicans balked at supporting him. Walker has close ties with the Trump White House and is known for taking on More >

Gov. Walker supports CBD oil bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says he supports a measure that would legalize possession of a marijuana extract used to treat seizures. Walker told reporters Wednesday that he’s mainly concerned about opening the door to full-fledged legalization of marijuana but the bill appears to be crafted narrowly enough to avoid that. The bill More >

Second brother dies in West Allis shooting

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) — A second teen has died after being shot along with his brother during an apparent attempted robbery in a Milwaukee suburb. Seventeen-year-old Trajan Edwards was pronounced dead Tuesday at Froedtert Hospital. His 19-year-old brother Croshian “CJ” Edwards Jr. died Sunday after the two were shot at a residence in West More >

Walker defends proposal to reinstate loan program

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says he wants to bring back a troubled state loan program because local economic development officials told him they needed assistance. Walker was asked Tuesday about the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s loan program he wants to reinstate after phasing it out because some loans were never repaid, costing More >