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DNR board takes no action on hiring outside attorneys

Board Chairman Fred Prehn, who supports the wolf hunt, said on Friday that he wasn’t sure if Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul’s Department of Justice will represent board members’ pro-wolf management position in court because its attorneys aren’t talking to board members.

Milwaukee alder, Senate candidate enters not guilty pleas

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Milwaukee Ald. Chantia Lewis, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, pleaded not guilty Monday to criminal charges that she took more than $20,000 in campaign funds and false travel reimbursements from the city.

REPORT: Former Rep. Sean Duffy considering campaign for governor

Duffy resigned from Congress in 2019

MADISON, Wis. - Former U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy is considering running for governor, according to a report from WisPolitics.com, after former president Donald Trump encouraged him to do so. "Working hard to get very popular and capable Former Congressman Sean…

No city officials testifying as part of election subpoenas

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — No election officials from Wisconsin's five largest cities or the state elections commission will be sitting for interviews Friday with the Republican-hired lead investigator on Friday as originally called for on subpoenas they were issued.

House approves debt ceiling extension through early December

The House of Representatives approved an extension of the nation's debt limit through early December after the Senate passed the stopgap measure last week in a bid to avert a catastrophic default and economic disaster. Now that the Democratic-controlled House…

Walker, conservatives ask Supreme Court to take access case

A conservative think tank and former Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a challenge to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ decision to exclude the group’s writers from press briefings, which lower courts have said is legal.

Wisconsin election investigator criticizes Democrat Evers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-hired attorney leading the investigation into how the 2020 presidential election was run in Wisconsin is accusing Democratic Gov. Tony Evers of having “an incomplete and misguided view” of the probe.

US Senate candidate Godlewski puts $1 million into race

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Sarah Godlewski on Monday announced she recently tapped her personal wealth to put $1 million into the race, a move that comes days after another candidate became the first to air television ads statewide.

US appeals court lets Texas temporarily resume abortion law

A federal appeals court is temporarily allowing the nation’s toughest abortion law to resume in Texas. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed down the order Friday night. It comes just one day after a lower court in Austin sided with the Biden administration and suspended the Texas law known as Senate Bill 8. The law prohibits abortions in Texas once cardiac activity is detected, which is usually around six weeks. That is before some women even know they’re pregnant. The New Orleans-based appeals court granted an emergency order that puts the law back in place for now, pending a review of the state's appeal.

Judge orders Vos to turn over election probe records

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos to turn over records related to an investigation he started into the 2020 presidential election, saying the Republican “unjustifiably withheld” them.