State News

Gov. Scott Walker signs pro-cheese bill, first to pass this year

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law the first bill to pass the Legislature this session, a measure designed to help Wisconsin’s cheese industry. Walker on Thursday signed the bill making it possible for tax incentives to be extended to help finance construction of a $30 million cheese packaging and distribution More >

Green Bay mayor wants judge to stop removal proceeding

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay’s mayor is asking a judge to halt a petition from a resident asking the City Council to remove him from office after he pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations. The attorney for Mayor Jim Schmitt says the violations happened when he was a private citizen running for office and More >

Republican Duffy won’t challenge Baldwin in 2018

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy announced Thursday that he won’t challenge Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin in 2018, clearing the way for other Republicans who were waiting for Duffy to decide. Duffy, who was on MTV’s “The Real World” in the 1990s and is a frequent guest on Fox News, said in More >

Appeals court rules in Oshkosh’s favor in pub crawl suit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A state appeals court has sided with the city of Oshkosh in an ongoing legal fight with the organizer of a pub crawl. Joseph Kubiak declined to pay for an event permit for a pub crawl in 2014 after several years of doing so, WLUK-TV ( ) reported. The city sued, More >

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 >