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Mar 25, 2021

Wisconsin court tosses AG’s lame-duck lawsuit

Wisconsin’s conservative-leaning Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to consider Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul’s lawsuit challenging statues Republican lawmakers passed during a 2018 lame-duck session limiting his powers.

Jul 17, 2020

Appeals court won’t reinstate Democrats’ lame-duck challenge

A federal appeals court panel refused Thursday to reinstate Wisconsin Democrats' lawsuit challenging Republican-authored lame-duck laws that curbed the powers of the Democratic governor and attorney general before they took office.

Jul 9, 2020

Wisconsin Supreme Court OKs GOP-authored lame-duck laws

The conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld Republican-authored lame-duck laws that stripped power from the incoming Democratic attorney general just before he took office in 2019.

Jun 16, 2020

AG to ask Republican lawmakers to sign off on 4 settlements

The Wisconsin Legislature's Republican-controlled budget committee signed off on four more legal settlements under the state's lame-duck laws in a whirlwind meeting on Tuesday.

Feb 12, 2020

Lawmakers approve 3 legal settlements under lame-duck laws

The Legislature's budget committee approved three legal settlements Wednesday under Wisconsin's new lame-duck laws.

Feb 11, 2020

Finance committee, Kaul to discuss 3 possible settlements

Republican lawmakers and Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul are scheduled to meet Wednesday to discuss settling three lawsuits after the defendants in those cases agreed to make the terms of the deals public.

Oct 15, 2019

GOP starts push to curb Wisconsin governor’s veto powers

Wisconsin Republicans continued their push on Tuesday to weaken Gov. Tony Evers' powers, holding a hearing on a constitutional amendment prohibiting him from using his veto pen to increase spending.

Oct 1, 2019

Wisconsin federal judge tosses Democrats’ lame-duck lawsuit

Wisconsin Democrats trying to undo laws that Republicans passed just before Gov. Scott Walker left office suffered another setback in court when a judge threw out their federal lawsuit.

Sep 10, 2019

Kaul: Hundreds of millions could be at stake in settlements

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul says hundreds of millions of dollars could be at stake in lawsuit settlements that can't be approved without the state Legislature's assent.

Aug 28, 2019

Cases worth millions in limbo due to lame-duck law

Nearly a dozen lawsuits that could net the state millions of dollars are in limbo thanks to a dispute between Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul and Republicans who passed a lame-duck law giving them final say over settlements.

Aug 2, 2019

Wisconsin Republicans sue Democratic attorney general

Wisconsin Republican state lawmakers sued the Democratic attorney general Thursday, arguing that he’s not complying with laws passed during a lame-duck legislative session in December that limited his and the incoming governor’s powers shortly before they took office.

Jun 21, 2019

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds GOP’s lame-duck laws

Wisconsin's conservative-controlled Supreme Court on Friday upheld lame-duck laws limiting the powers of Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul, handing Republican lawmakers a resounding victory.


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