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Data Wonk: Will Supremes Rule on State Redistricting?
Data Wonk

Will Supremes Rule on State Redistricting?

Past cases show Supreme Court is reluctant to overrule district courts.

Pro-Schimel Attack Ads Fueled by Opioid Money
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Pro-Schimel Attack Ads Fueled by Opioid Money

Ad Buy From Group Fueled With Big Pharma Money Hits as Wisconsin Attorney General Under Increased Scrutiny for Legal Inaction

Brad Schimel Swag Update: Attorney General Denies Request to Provide Details on Purchases of Promotional Material Using Public Funds
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Brad Schimel Swag Update: Attorney General Denies Request to Provide Details on Purchases of Promotional Material Using Public Funds

Whether It’s Embarrassment or Ignorance AG Response to Open Records Request ‘Completely Unacceptable’

Momentum Throughout Wisconsin Building for End to Rigged Election Maps
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Momentum Throughout Wisconsin Building for End to Rigged Election Maps

Milwaukee becomes 19th county in Wisconsin to pass fair maps resolution.

SCOTUS Decision to Postpone New State Election Maps is Disappointing News for Wisconsin Voters
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SCOTUS Decision to Postpone New State Election Maps is Disappointing News for Wisconsin Voters

Citizen Action of Wisconsin Redoubles its Efforts for Redistricting Reform

AG Schimel Appoints Experienced, Award-Winning Prosecutor to Lead Office of Crime Victim Services
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AG Schimel Appoints Experienced, Award-Winning Prosecutor to Lead Office of Crime Victim Services

Michelle L. Viste is a current assistant attorney general at DOJ and 2015 Deputy District Attorney of the Year award recipient.

GOP Ohio Attorney General Seeks to Hold Opioid Makers Accountable for Addiction Crisis, Wisconsin Attorney Brad Schimel Does Nothing
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GOP Ohio Attorney General Seeks to Hold Opioid Makers Accountable for Addiction Crisis, Wisconsin Attorney Brad Schimel Does Nothing

‘Even Fellow Republicans are Going to Court to Hold Opioid Manufacturers Accountable for Misleading Marketing Tactics’

Records Show Schimel Opened Office Doors to NRA Second Full Day on Job
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Records Show Schimel Opened Office Doors to NRA Second Full Day on Job

Today Schimel Endorsed NRA Bill to Flood Streets with Untrained, Unlicensed Concealed Carry Holders

Op Ed: Save Taxes With Nonpartisan Redistricting
Op Ed

Save Taxes With Nonpartisan Redistricting

State taxpayers charged more than $2 million to defend unconstitutional districts.

Data Wonk: Why GOP Backs Gerrymander
Data Wonk

Why GOP Backs Gerrymander

Once leaders both parties' leaders opposed it. Why did Republicans change?

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on AG Brad Schimel Request To Supreme Court For A Stay In Redistricting Lawsuit Ruling
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on AG Brad Schimel Request To Supreme Court For A Stay In Redistricting Lawsuit Ruling

"Schimel should end his tremendous waste of taxpayer resources and urge the legislature to create new lines as requested by the highest court in the land..."

Data Wonk: State’s Political Map At Issue
Data Wonk

State’s Political Map At Issue

Does geography or gerrymandering give a GOP edge? U.S. Supreme Court could decide.

AG Brad Schimel’s Gross Incompetence On Display At Department Of Justice
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AG Brad Schimel’s Gross Incompetence On Display At Department Of Justice

Schimel struggled once again to describe the state’s progress in the state's rape kit backlog

Attorney General Brad Schimel’s Department of Justice Deserves Extra Scrutiny
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Attorney General Brad Schimel’s Department of Justice Deserves Extra Scrutiny

DoJ spent 10,000 on challenge coins, rape kit backlog still looms

GOP-Controlled WI Department of Justice Has Spent More $50,000 in Swag Last Four Years
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GOP-Controlled WI Department of Justice Has Spent More $50,000 in Swag Last Four Years

Records Suggest Schimel Spent $3,700 on Two Other Kinds of Coins Beyond Panned ‘KAED’ Ones

Student loan borrowers lose federal protections
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Student loan borrowers lose federal protections

Democrats call on Attorney General to defend student loan borrowers

Court Watch: Cocaine Mom Law Struck Down
Court Watch

Cocaine Mom Law Struck Down

Federal court says state can’t lock up pregnant women who use drugs, alcohol.

High-capacity well bill’s passage ensures ongoing groundwater conflicts
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High-capacity well bill’s passage ensures ongoing groundwater conflicts

Bill gives away public groundwater for private benefit

Murphy’s Law: The Incompetence of Brad Schimel
Murphy’s Law

The Incompetence of Brad Schimel

AG's handling of a voter fraud claim is an epic case of ineptitude.

Schimel Sides With Trump University Over Student Loan Borrowers
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Schimel Sides With Trump University Over Student Loan Borrowers

Attorneys General From Across Nation Denounce Trump Administration Effort to Repeal Consumer Protections For Student Loan Borrowers ...But Not Brad Schimel

State Gives Green Light to Billion-gallon Groundwater Giveaway
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State Gives Green Light to Billion-gallon Groundwater Giveaway

For industrial users, it’s open season on Wisconsin’s groundwater

AG Schimel to Award $920,000 to Sexual Assault Survivor Support Services
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AG Schimel to Award $920,000 to Sexual Assault Survivor Support Services

The $920,000 is made available through funding from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance.

AG Schimel, 14-State Coalition Defend Executive Order
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AG Schimel, 14-State Coalition Defend Executive Order

The coalition argues that the executive order effectively reins in a bureaucracy that has implemented a far greater regulatory burden than Congress ever envisioned.

Op Ed: Walker’s Policies Hurting Small Farms
Op Ed

Walker’s Policies Hurting Small Farms

High capacity wells help Big Agriculture, hurt small farms, environment.

Op Ed: Schimel Gives Amnesty to Big Polluter
Op Ed

Schimel Gives Amnesty to Big Polluter

3M, a big Walker donor, gets no financial penalty for repeatedly polluting.

GOP Demolishes Over 150 Years of Wisconsin Heritage
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GOP Demolishes Over 150 Years of Wisconsin Heritage

"Wisconsin Republicans continue to play pay-off politics with our water..."

Campaign Cash: Regent Nominees Gave Walker $22,550
Campaign Cash

Regent Nominees Gave Walker $22,550

The two nominees also gave more than $64,000 to other candidates.

Wisconsin Welcomes New Partnership with Administration to Undo Costly, Job-Killing Regulations
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Wisconsin Welcomes New Partnership with Administration to Undo Costly, Job-Killing Regulations

Governor Scott Walker today praised U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt.

Data Wonk: Three Whopping Data Lies
Data Wonk

Three Whopping Data Lies

Or how Walker, Schimel, Trump jump from correlation to causality.

Murphy’s Law: The Muzzling of the DNR
Murphy’s Law

The Muzzling of the DNR

Gagged by the Walker administration, its staff no longer provide any information.

Plenty of Horne: Chisholm For Governor?
Plenty of Horne

Chisholm For Governor?

Will District Attorney run against Walker? DA's son encourages speculation.

Cloud Over State Attorney General Brad Schimel’s Office for Sunshine Week With Failure to Respond to Simple Open Records Request
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Cloud Over State Attorney General Brad Schimel’s Office for Sunshine Week With Failure to Respond to Simple Open Records Request

Nearly Two Months Later Request For Calendars of Schimel and Aide Remains Unfulfilled

Murphy’s Law: Pat Roggensack On the Warpath
Murphy’s Law

Pat Roggensack On the Warpath

Supreme Court chief justice slams Journal Sentinel, Janine Geske, and others.

Campaign Cash: Big Ag Wants High Capacity Wells
Campaign Cash

Big Ag Wants High Capacity Wells

$152,000 campaign donations, $183,000 lobbying by potato, vegetable growers.

Rep. Peter Barca Statement on Attorney General Appeal of Redistricting Decision
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Rep. Peter Barca Statement on Attorney General Appeal of Redistricting Decision

"Attorney General Brad Schimel is fighting for his party, not democracy."

Gov. Scott Walker Is Desperate To Impress President Donald Trump
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Gov. Scott Walker Is Desperate To Impress President Donald Trump

Here are the facts you need to know about the Governor's D.C. establishment talking points

Methamphetamine Abuse in Wisconsin Expands 250 Percent
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Methamphetamine Abuse in Wisconsin Expands 250 Percent

Wisconsin DOJ, FBI, DEA, and Marshfield Clinic Brief Legislators

Campaign Cash: GOP’s Redistricting Lawyers Are Big Donors
Campaign Cash

GOP’s Redistricting Lawyers Are Big Donors

Lawyers paid $2.1 million to defend gerrymandering, give $76,000 to politicians.

AG Schimel Renews Rebate Agreement with Manufacturer of Lifesaving Opiate Antidote
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AG Schimel Renews Rebate Agreement with Manufacturer of Lifesaving Opiate Antidote

Amphastar Pharmaceuticals has agreed to continue providing a $6 rebate for each Amphastar naloxone syringe purchased by public entities in Wisconsin from now until February 1, 2018.

AG Schimel and WCASA Launch Victim-Centered Awareness Campaign, Offer Support to Survivors of Sexual Assault
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AG Schimel and WCASA Launch Victim-Centered Awareness Campaign, Offer Support to Survivors of Sexual Assault

The campaign is designed to reach out to all sexual assault survivors who had a sexual assault kit collected as the result of a sexual assault nurse exam.

Holding Attorney General Schimel’s Government Waste Accountable
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Holding Attorney General Schimel’s Government Waste Accountable

AG Schimel’s DOJ paid $10,000 in taxpayer dollars to an out-of-state company in Florida to mint fake coins.

Court Watch: Supreme Court Rules Against Open Records
Court Watch

Supreme Court Rules Against Open Records

Conservative majority exempts Schimel’s training videos from disclosure.

Rep. Goyke to Lead Juvenile Justice Reform
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Rep. Goyke to Lead Juvenile Justice Reform

In lieu of gubernatorial leadership on this important issue, the legislature must act.

Data Wonk: 2016 Election Results Prove Gerrymandering
Data Wonk

2016 Election Results Prove Gerrymandering

State election totals by ward prove the problem again. How will courts react?

AG Schimel Announces Charges in Megabucks Lottery Fraud
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AG Schimel Announces Charges in Megabucks Lottery Fraud

The complaint alleges that the two defendants conspired to win the December 29, 2007, Wisconsin Megabucks lottery game.

Statement on GOP Election Rigging Lawsuit
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Statement on GOP Election Rigging Lawsuit

“Democrats believe every voter deserves to have their voice heard.”

Rep. Goyke to Reintroduce Bi-Partisan “Missouri Model” Juvenile Justice Legislation
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Rep. Goyke to Reintroduce Bi-Partisan “Missouri Model” Juvenile Justice Legislation

"Reduced recidivism means reduced crime."

Campaign Cash: AG Brad Schimel Seeks Reelection
Campaign Cash

AG Brad Schimel Seeks Reelection

Attorney General got $1.7 million in special interest funding in 2014 and delivered for them.

Shameless Partisan Pandering, Even by Brad Schimel’s Standards
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Shameless Partisan Pandering, Even by Brad Schimel’s Standards

Brad Schimel Announces Intention to Seek Re-election AND to Investigate Leaks From Political Corruption Investigation That Embarrassed GOP

Drug-related traffic crashes in Wisconsin soar, Departments of Justice and Transportation co-sponsor new ads raising awareness
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Drug-related traffic crashes in Wisconsin soar, Departments of Justice and Transportation co-sponsor new ads raising awareness

Last year, 149 people were killed in drug-related traffic crashes in Wisconsin

AG Schimel Announces Executive Leadership Changes
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AG Schimel Announces Executive Leadership Changes

AG Schimel appointed Paul Connell as Deputy Attorney General and Delanie Breuer as his Chief of Staff.

Drug mail-in initiative will make it easy to dispose of unused meds
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Drug mail-in initiative will make it easy to dispose of unused meds

Multifaceted first-of-its-kind in the nation city partnership aimed at opioid and heroin epidemic; includes CVS Pharmacy, MMSD, City of Cudahy, DOJ, DEA, US Bank and USPS

Prices of Lifesaving Drugs Skyrocketing

Prices of Lifesaving Drugs Skyrocketing

Investigation finds seven widely prescribed drugs rose by 29% to 5241% in recent years!

EPA Rule Unfairly Harms Wisconsin, AG Schimel Leads Multi – State  Legal Action
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EPA Rule Unfairly Harms Wisconsin, AG Schimel Leads Multi – State Legal Action

Wisconsin is currently challenging the EPA over the 2015 NAAQS in a separate case filed earlier this year, Murray Energy v. EPA.

Federal Judge Sides with Wisconsin, Prevents Implementation of Overtime Rule
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Federal Judge Sides with Wisconsin, Prevents Implementation of Overtime Rule

In September, Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel joined a bipartisan coalition of 21 states in asking the Court to prevent implementation of the Rule.

AG Schimel Will File Emergency Motion in Dassey Case
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AG Schimel Will File Emergency Motion in Dassey Case

Attorney General Brad Schimel intends to file an emergency motion in the Seventh Circuit seeking a stay of this release order.

Murphy’s Law: Did Trump Steal Wisconsin?
Murphy’s Law

Did Trump Steal Wisconsin?

Some point to voter suppression as a factor in this state and others.

Murphy’s Law: Schimel Patrols Only Democratic Voters?
Murphy’s Law

Schimel Patrols Only Democratic Voters?

AG’s “Election Integrity Unit” will monitor polls, but targets urban or Democratic areas.

AG Schimel Announces Election Integrity Efforts
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AG Schimel Announces Election Integrity Efforts

Election integrity teams from DOJ monitor polling sites for such violations as electioneering, observer misconduct, or wrongful denial of right to vote.

Clean Wisconsin challenges high capacity well permits
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Clean Wisconsin challenges high capacity well permits

Constitution requires DNR to consider impacts on lakes, rivers, and streams

Op-Ed: Concealed Carry Hasn’t Prevented Crime
Op-Ed

Concealed Carry Hasn’t Prevented Crime

Aggravated assault with guns has risen 43% since concealed carry legalized.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel to Get the Job Done on Wisconsin’s Longstanding Rape Kit Backlog
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Calls on Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel to Get the Job Done on Wisconsin’s Longstanding Rape Kit Backlog

More than one year after Wisconsin Justice Department received federal investments, reports show state still has 6,000 kit backlog

Your Right To Know: Schimel Stonewalls on Open Records
Your Right To Know

Schimel Stonewalls on Open Records

AG has championed public’s right to know — except for videos involving him.

Attorney General Moves to Block Pay Raise for Wisconsin Workers
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Attorney General Moves to Block Pay Raise for Wisconsin Workers

New overtime rule would be an economic boon for Wisconsin

Court Watch: AG Schimel Attacks Open Records Law
Court Watch

AG Schimel Attacks Open Records Law

He is appealing to the Wisconsin Supreme Court in an effort to keep two law enforcement training videos secret.

Voting Wars: Wisconsin Has No Voter Impersonation Problem
Voting Wars

Wisconsin Has No Voter Impersonation Problem

Gov. Scott Walker says the lack of voter impersonation cases does not matter if there is a chance that even one vote is canceled out by fraud.

ITT Tech Shuts Its Doors; Walker, Schimel & Johnson Provide ‘Aid and Comfort’ to Predatory For-Profit Colleges
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ITT Tech Shuts Its Doors; Walker, Schimel & Johnson Provide ‘Aid and Comfort’ to Predatory For-Profit Colleges

Time to Stop Coddling Bad Actors and Start Protecting Wisconsin Students

Court Watch: Schimel Switches Strategy on John Doe
Court Watch

Schimel Switches Strategy on John Doe

His response to appeal abandon’s state Supreme Court’s position, suggesting its ruling is weak.

State Rep. David Bowen & State Rep. Evan Goyke Call on the United States Department of Justice to Take Over the Investigation into the Shooting of Sylville Smith
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State Rep. David Bowen & State Rep. Evan Goyke Call on the United States Department of Justice to Take Over the Investigation into the Shooting of Sylville Smith

“It is crucial that trust be restored to the relationship between the public and law enforcement,” said Rep. David Bowen

Murphy’s Law: Sylville Smith Probe Looks Suspicious
Murphy’s Law

Sylville Smith Probe Looks Suspicious

AG Brad Schimel’s links to Milwaukee Police raise questions about his investigation.

Op-Ed: Schimel’s Southern Strategy on Voter Rights
Op-Ed

Schimel’s Southern Strategy on Voter Rights

His “states rights” argument echoes segregationists like George Wallace, gets rejected.

Three-Judge Panel Rejects Gov. Walker and Republicans’ Latest Efforts to Keep Anti-Voter Measures in Place for November Election
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Three-Judge Panel Rejects Gov. Walker and Republicans’ Latest Efforts to Keep Anti-Voter Measures in Place for November Election

Huge Victory for Wisconsin Voters as District Court Ruling Striking Down Restrictions on Early Voting Stands

Representative JoCasta Zamarripa on Federal Injunction Against Protecting Transgender Students
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Representative JoCasta Zamarripa on Federal Injunction Against Protecting Transgender Students

“Governor Walker and his Republican colleagues need to take a step back and evaluate why they’re spending so much time and taxpayers’ money attacking some of the most vulnerable young people among us.”

DCI Announces Anonymous Tip Line for Information Related to Milwaukee Unrest
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DCI Announces Anonymous Tip Line for Information Related to Milwaukee Unrest

DOJ asks the public only submit tips based on facts, and not speculation or heresy.

Court Watch: Why Courts Have Limited Photo ID
Court Watch

Why Courts Have Limited Photo ID

Two recent cases have made Wisconsin ground zero for voting rights.

Tainted Water: Water Woes Big Issue in Fall Elections
Tainted Water

Water Woes Big Issue in Fall Elections

Water pollution hotly debated in key legislative races and Feingold vs Johnson.

Your Right to Know: Will Supreme Court Rule for Transparency?
Your Right to Know

Will Supreme Court Rule for Transparency?

Three cases before the Wisconsin Supreme Court challenge the public's right to know.

Federal Judges Hand Down Two Voting Rights Victories For Wisconsinites
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Federal Judges Hand Down Two Voting Rights Victories For Wisconsinites

This wasn't the only victory for Wisconsinites.

Environmental groups prevail in case over DNR’s authority to protect drinking water
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Environmental groups prevail in case over DNR’s authority to protect drinking water

Recent Dane County Circuit Court ruling requires additional groundwater monitoring, animal unit cap for Kewaunee County Dairy.

The State of Politics: Lawmakers Battle Over High Capacity Wells
The State of Politics

Lawmakers Battle Over High Capacity Wells

Are they drawing down streams and lakes? Republican and Democratic lawmakers disagree.

Coming Soon: More Right Wing Litigation
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Coming Soon: More Right Wing Litigation

Starring newly formed Center for Competitive Federalism

Mr. Speaker, Repeal that Law!
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Mr. Speaker, Repeal that Law!

Unconstitutional attack on women’s health should be stricken from state law

DNR Quietly Adopts AG’s Opinion on High-Capacity Wells
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DNR Quietly Adopts AG’s Opinion on High-Capacity Wells

Most of state’s water will now be unprotected from high-use wells

Groups Ask Wisconsin to Clarify its Authority to Regulate a Waukesha Diversion
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Groups Ask Wisconsin to Clarify its Authority to Regulate a Waukesha Diversion

An opinion by the Wisconsin Attorney General casts doubt on the state’s authority to manage, regulate, and enforce conditions the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Compact Council may require when approving a diversion.

Op-Ed: Lessons from Prince’s Overdose Death
Op-Ed

Lessons from Prince’s Overdose Death

We must work to reduce stigma of drug addiction, says Attorney General.

Pocan Statement on Wisconsin AG Brad Schimel’s Decision to Join Challenge to President’s Transgender Student Guidance
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Pocan Statement on Wisconsin AG Brad Schimel’s Decision to Join Challenge to President’s Transgender Student Guidance

Pocan Calls the Decision an Attack on Youth for the Sake of Ideology

AG Schimel Joins Lawsuit Challenging Obama Administration’s Unlawful New Title IX Policy
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AG Schimel Joins Lawsuit Challenging Obama Administration’s Unlawful New Title IX Policy

Wisconsin has not chosen to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity in our schools.

Murphy’s Law: Why Republicans Love Photo ID
Murphy’s Law

Why Republicans Love Photo ID

It may not make a huge difference in the vote. Just enough to win.

The State of Politics: Open Records Law Still Under Siege
The State of Politics

Open Records Law Still Under Siege

Former Corrections Secretary Ed Wall’s attempted end run is latest of many attacks on the law.

Walker Administration Will Stop at Nothing to Block Access to Safe, Legal Abortion
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Walker Administration Will Stop at Nothing to Block Access to Safe, Legal Abortion

Wisconsin Attorney General Schimel petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review the state’s twice enjoined law requiring physicians providing abortion care to obtain hospital admitting privileges.

Attorney Robert J. Dreps, advocate for open government, to receive Distinguished Wisconsin Watchdog Award
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Attorney Robert J. Dreps, advocate for open government, to receive Distinguished Wisconsin Watchdog Award

Dreps, who last month was inducted into the Wisconsin Newspaper Hall of Fame, is retiring from full-time practice at the Madison office of Godfrey & Kahn.

Data Wonk: Caperton Rule Could Kill John Doe Decision
Data Wonk

Caperton Rule Could Kill John Doe Decision

State high court’s Doe ruling runs afoul of U.S. Supreme Court decision on judicial conflicts.

Op-Ed: What I’ve Done to Promote Open Records
Op-Ed

What I’ve Done to Promote Open Records

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel describes steps taken by his department.

Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council names “Opee” winners
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Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council names “Opee” winners

The awards recognize extraordinary achievement in the cause of open government.

Data Wonk: John Doe Foes Worried About Appeal?
Data Wonk

John Doe Foes Worried About Appeal?

They’re concerned U.S. Supreme Court might review state court ruling killing Doe probe.

Your Right to Know: The Open Records Traveling Show
Your Right to Know

The Open Records Traveling Show

Liberal and conservative advocates of open government will offer presentation on the issue in 8 cities.

Data Wonk: Have Anti-John Doe Forces Blundered?
Data Wonk

Have Anti-John Doe Forces Blundered?

They could open door to federal court questioning state Supreme Court’s shutdown of Doe probe.

Rep. Barnes Calls for AG Schimel to Investigate Walker Cover-Up of Systemic Abuses at State Facility
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Rep. Barnes Calls for AG Schimel to Investigate Walker Cover-Up of Systemic Abuses at State Facility

“Media reports have revealed that Governor Walker and his top aides knew about the serious allegations at Lincoln Hills for four whole years...”

Data Wonk: The Curious Case of Brad Schimel
Data Wonk

The Curious Case of Brad Schimel

Why has Attorney General suddenly entered John Doe controversy?

Resolution Declares “State of Emergency” on Youths at Lincoln Hills
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Resolution Declares “State of Emergency” on Youths at Lincoln Hills

Measure Urgently Calls for Creation of a Local Option for Juvenile Placements

AG Schimel appoints Ryan Walsh as Chief Deputy Solicitor General
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AG Schimel appoints Ryan Walsh as Chief Deputy Solicitor General

Walsh currently serves as an associate attorney with the law firm of Jones Day in Washington, D.C. in the Issues and Appeals section.

Murphy’s Law: Walker’s Secretive Governing Style
Murphy’s Law

Walker’s Secretive Governing Style

Since he was County Executive, Walker has devised ever more ways to operate in secret.

Data Wonk: Can New Approach End Gerrymandering?
Data Wonk

Can New Approach End Gerrymandering?

“Efficiency model” goes before courts. It has a chance.

Governor Scott Walker Statement on Presidential Overreach
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Governor Scott Walker Statement on Presidential Overreach

I have asked the Attorney General to review this proposed rule language as soon as it is made available

The State of Politics: Are You Ready for Some Fantasy Football?
The State of Politics

Are You Ready for Some Fantasy Football?

Two major fantasy sports firms are lobbying the legislature. Will they score big?

Federal Lawsuit to Overturn Unconstitutional Gerrymandering of Wisconsin Legislative Districts Continues
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Federal Lawsuit to Overturn Unconstitutional Gerrymandering of Wisconsin Legislative Districts Continues

Federal panel unanimously rejects Attorney General’s motion to dismiss

Murphy’s Law: Walker’s Assault on Open Records
Murphy’s Law

Walker’s Assault on Open Records

Walker and Republicans are methodically working to end any scrutiny of their actions.

AFP Commends Attorney General Schimel For Seeking To Challenge EPA’s Misguided Ozone Rule
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AFP Commends Attorney General Schimel For Seeking To Challenge EPA’s Misguided Ozone Rule

EPA’s rule will make opening new manufacturing facilities or expanding existing facilities in SE Wisconsin difficult, if not impossible.

Impacted Citizens Fight for Clean Power Plan
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Impacted Citizens Fight for Clean Power Plan

Recent Attempts to Block EPA Rule Spur Caledonia Families to Take Action

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Issues Statement on Clean Power Plan Lawsuit
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Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Issues Statement on Clean Power Plan Lawsuit

24 States Look to Roll Back the EPA’s Carbon Pollution Rule

Wisconsin Attorney General Schimel goes “On the Issues”
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Wisconsin Attorney General Schimel goes “On the Issues”

He is working with local law enforcement to stop the dramatic surge in Milwaukee gun violence.

AFP Reacts to “Clean Power Plan” Rule
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AFP Reacts to “Clean Power Plan” Rule

"Wisconsin doesn't need more regulation from Washington..."

Your Right to Know: How Republicans Worked to End Public Records
Your Right to Know

How Republicans Worked to End Public Records

Planning began last September and would have ended open records for all local governments as well.

Brad Schimel says records, meetings law should not be weakened
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Brad Schimel says records, meetings law should not be weakened

Rep. Barca Applauds AG Schimel for Showing Respect for Clean, Open and Transparent Government
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Rep. Barca Applauds AG Schimel for Showing Respect for Clean, Open and Transparent Government

“There is no more important Wisconsin value than protecting clean, open and transparent government.”

Your Right to Know: How Open Are Government Digital Records?
Your Right to Know

How Open Are Government Digital Records?

Few think government does a good job of sharing digital data.

Marquette University Department of Public Safety to become commissioned police department on May 1
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Marquette University Department of Public Safety to become commissioned police department on May 1

The university expects to have approximately 35 commissioned officers in place by the start of the 2015-16 academic year.

Murphy’s Law: Shirley Abrahamson Against the World
Murphy’s Law

Shirley Abrahamson Against the World

Chief Justice’s fight against a constitutional change to demote her is a minor issue. So why such a juicy battle involving so many conservatives?

The State of Politics: The Capitol’s Biggest Soap Opera?
The State of Politics

The Capitol’s Biggest Soap Opera?

An obscure state agency that could loan money to Bucks arena is beset by squabbling.

Your Right to Know: Will Schimel Proposal Lead to More Open Records?
Your Right to Know

Will Schimel Proposal Lead to More Open Records?

Attorney General's proposal sounds good, but the devil's in the details.

Madison legislator urges funding for independent probes of officer-involved deaths
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Madison legislator urges funding for independent probes of officer-involved deaths

Rep. Chris Taylor wants Walker's budget to provide more Department of Justice investigators

Lobbyists Spent $57.5 Million on 2013-’14 Legislative Session

Lobbyists Spent $57.5 Million on 2013-’14 Legislative Session

That's about $150,000 for each of the 380 bills that became law.

Governor Walker’s Decision to Sue the EPA-Politically Driven, Bad for Wisconsin
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Governor Walker’s Decision to Sue the EPA-Politically Driven, Bad for Wisconsin

Governor Walker announced in last night’s State of the State address that he will ask Attorney General Brad Schimel to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over proposed standards limiting carbon pollution from existing power plants.

The State of Politics: About That $2.2 Billion State Deficit
The State of Politics

About That $2.2 Billion State Deficit

Walker and Republicans face big shortfalls in health care, roads and schools funding. What will they do?

GOP Had More Campaign Cash — And Votes

GOP Had More Campaign Cash — And Votes

Republican victories weren't about redistricting, but about more votes. But they did have a huge cash advantage.

Final pre-election Marquette Law School Poll finds Walker leading Burke in Wisconsin governor’s race
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Final pre-election Marquette Law School Poll finds Walker leading Burke in Wisconsin governor’s race

A new Marquette Law School Poll finds Republican Gov. Scott Walker leading Democratic challenger Mary Burke 50 percent to 43 percent among likely voters.

Walker Has Huge Cash Advantage

Walker Has Huge Cash Advantage

He's raised $24.5 million compared to Burke's $15.5 million, with twice as much of his donations coming from out of state.

How Rivals for Governor, Attorney General Would Handle Drunken Driving

How Rivals for Governor, Attorney General Would Handle Drunken Driving

Only Burke calls for making first-offense OWI a crime in Wisconsin.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds ties in Wisconsin races for both governor and attorney general
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New Marquette Law School Poll finds ties in Wisconsin races for both governor and attorney general

New Marquette Law School Poll shows Wisconsin governor, attorney general races both tied

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Walker leading in race for Wisconsin governor; attorney general race remains tied
Press Release

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Walker leading in race for Wisconsin governor; attorney general race remains tied

A new Poll in the Wisconsin governor’s race finds Republican Gov. Scott Walker receiving the support of 50 percent of likely voters and Democratic challenger Mary Burke receiving 45 percent support.

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Wisconsin governor’s race remains statistical dead heat
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New Marquette Law School Poll finds Wisconsin governor’s race remains statistical dead heat

The governor’s race remains statistical dead heat.

Attorney General Race Could Be a Sizzler

Attorney General Race Could Be a Sizzler

Happ's dramatic victory sets up clash between two county DAs.

Murphy’s Law: Handicapping the Democratic Race for Attorney General
Murphy’s Law

Handicapping the Democratic Race for Attorney General

Jon Richards is the favorite. But is he the best choice?

All Four Attorney General Candidates Back Open Records

All Four Attorney General Candidates Back Open Records

They support open meetings rules for lawmakers and full access to online court records.

Democrats Blast GOP Opponent for Attorney General

Democrats Blast GOP Opponent for Attorney General

Was Brad Schimel lax in prosecuting alleged pay to play or are Democratic AG candidates blowing smoke?

The State of Politics: Mud Fight for Attorney General?
The State of Politics

Mud Fight for Attorney General?

The three Democrats running all have similar stands, so may have to attack each other to stand out.

Plenty of Horne: Marquette Likely to Get Its Own Police Force
Plenty of Horne

Marquette Likely to Get Its Own Police Force

Bill would give MU police the power to arrest on and off campus, and pursue criminals anywhere in the state.

$32 Million Spent Lobbying State Legislators in 2013

$32 Million Spent Lobbying State Legislators in 2013

End of year reports also show Walker raised three times more campaign dollars than Burke.

The State of Politics: Drunk Driving Becomes Campaign Issue
The State of Politics

Drunk Driving Becomes Campaign Issue

Issue of whether to make first-time OWI a crime is hot issue in attorney general race.