The Wisconsin Department of Corrections has taken another step toward closing two juvenile-justices centers after state officials negotiated the acquisition a site for a replacement, the Gov. Tony Evers’ office announced Tuesday.
Gov. Tony Evers vetoed a bill Friday that sought to exempt certain construction projects from procedures for commercial plan reviews and approved a bill to pay for a new youth prison in Milwaukee County, among actions he took on 78 bills Friday.
The Senate prepared to wrap up Wisconsin's two-year legislative session Tuesday with votes on a bipartisan proposal to build a new juvenile prison and Republican-backed attempts, most likely headed for vetoes, to break up the Milwaukee school district and extend the state's voucher school program.
The state Assembly unanimously approved a bill Thursday that would fund a new youth prison to replace the state's troubled facility in northern Wisconsin after a Republican gubernatorial hopeful urged lawmakers to finally take action after years of delays.