Josh Kaul

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Criminal Complaints Filed Against Two in Fond du Lac County for Homicide, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Straw Purchase of a Firearm, and Aiding a Felon
AG Kaul Joins Multistate Coalition in Support of Up to $50,000 in Student Loan Debt Relief
Town of Koshkonong Critical Incident Records – December 9, 2020
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Town of Koshkonong Critical Incident Records – December 9, 2020

February 16, 2021

Coalition of Health Care, Advocates, Criminal Justice Partners Issue Recommendations to Reform State’s Crisis Mental Health Response
Kewaskum Officer Involved Death Investigation
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Kewaskum Officer Involved Death Investigation

February 9, 2021

Serial Sex Offender Convicted of Sexual Assault After Backlogged Kit is Tested
AG Kaul Reminds Wisconsinites about Internet Safety Resources on Safer Internet Day
AG Kaul, DWD Announce Lawsuit Against SEMCO, Inc. for Unpaid Wages, Benefits Totaling $682,864.90
AG Kaul Announces Settlement with County Materials Corp. to Resolve Wisconsin Air Law Violations at Janesville Facility
AG Kaul, Gov Evers Announce $573 Million Multistate Agreement with McKinsey & Company for “Turbocharging” the Opioid Epidemic with Purdue Pharma
AG Kaul Announces Settlement with Rolling Hills Dairy Farm, LLC Requiring $144,000 Payment and Construction of Runoff Controls to Resolve Violations of Wisconsin’s Wastewater Laws
School Safety Mental Health and Threat Reporting System Sees Early Success
AG Kaul Announces Judgment Requiring Installation of Runoff Controls and $30,000 Penalty
AG Kaul Announces $75,000 Penalty for Asbestos Violations in Construction of a U-Haul Facility
AG Kaul Files Motion in Challenge to the Trump Administration Rollback of Endangered Species Act Protections
AG Kaul Launches New Officer Wellness and Peer Support Program Statewide
AG Kaul Releases Data on Use of Body-Worn and Dashboard Cameras Amongst Law Enforcement
AG Kaul Joins Four Federal Multistate Lawsuits Challenging Attacks on Clean Air
AG Kaul Challenges Trump Administration Rule Leaving in Place Insufficient Standards Regulating Particulate Matter Pollution
UPDATE: Charges Filed in Infant Death Investigation
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UPDATE: Charges Filed in Infant Death Investigation

January 12, 2021

UPDATE: Infant Death Investigation in Green County
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UPDATE: Infant Death Investigation in Green County

January 11, 2020

AG Kaul, Bipartisan AGs Push FDA to Examine Progress in Opioid Fight
Attorney General Kaul Statement on Violence at U.S. Capitol
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Attorney General Kaul Statement on Violence at U.S. Capitol

January 6, 2021

Attorney General Kaul Statement on Kenosha County District Attorney Decision in Officer-Involved Shooting of Jacob Blake
Kenosha Critical Incident Records – August 23, 2020
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Kenosha Critical Incident Records – August 23, 2020

January 5, 2021

Wausaukee Wastewater Treatment Plant Employee Convicted of Falsification of Records
AG Kaul Statement on Passing of Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson
Wisconsin & Michigan File Motion to Join Federal Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google
AG Kaul Joins 19-State Coalition Arguing ATF has Failed to Regulate Ghost Guns; Same Type Used in 2018 Middleton Workplace Shooting
State Fights for Employees’ Wages; Bankruptcy Court Orders Golden Guernsey Dairy to Pay $1.1 Million to Past Employees
UPDATE: Officer Involved Death Investigation Near Fort Atkinson
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UPDATE: Officer Involved Death Investigation Near Fort Atkinson

December 16, 2020

Missing 10-Year-Old Jocelyn Van Duyn Found Safe
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Missing 10-Year-Old Jocelyn Van Duyn Found Safe

December 15, 2020

Law Enforcement Requests Public’s Assistance in Finding Missing Walworth 10-year-old
AG Kaul Issues Statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court Ruling on the Challenge to Wisconsin’s Election Results
Officer Involved Death Investigation Near Fort Atkinson
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Officer Involved Death Investigation Near Fort Atkinson

December 9, 2020

AG Kaul & 48 AGs File Lawsuit Seeking to End Facebook’s Illegal Monopoly
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AG Kaul & 48 AGs File Lawsuit Seeking to End Facebook’s Illegal Monopoly

Bipartisan Coalition of AGs Charge Anticompetitive Conduct Facebook Thwarted Competition, Reduced Consumer Privacy for Profits December 9, 2020

AG Kaul Joins National $86.3 Million Agreement with Mortgage Servicer Nationstar
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force to Hold First Meeting
49 AGs Urge Congress to Pass Extension for CARES Act Funding as Pandemic Impacts Economy
AG Kaul Issues Statement on Completion of Partial Recount in Wisconsin
AG Kaul Announces Legal Action to Allow DOJ to Again Enforce Wisconsin Laws Without Unconstitutional Legislative Interference
AG Kaul Announces $113 Million Agreement with Apple Over iPhone Throttling
AGs Call on AG Barr to Reverse Abrupt Change to 40 Year-Old Election Fraud Policy
Private-Duty Nurse Charged with Over $28,000 in Medicaid Fraud
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Private-Duty Nurse Charged with Over $28,000 in Medicaid Fraud

November 11, 2020

Wisconsin Drug Take Back Collection 1st in the Country; Collects Nearly 90,000 lbs. of Unwanted Medications to Fight the Opioid Epidemic
Dane County Man Charged in Connection with Three Different Schemes to Financially Exploit Elderly Relative
AG Kaul Joins Coalition Opposing Trump Order Appearing to Ban Implicit Bias Training
AG Kaul Takes Action to Protect Consumers in Merger of Waste Collection and Disposal Corporations
How to Recognize and Report Voter Intimidation in Wisconsin
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How to Recognize and Report Voter Intimidation in Wisconsin

October 29, 2020

UPDATE: Death Investigations in Marinette County
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UPDATE: Death Investigations in Marinette County

October 29, 2020

AG Opinion Issued Regarding 2011 Wisconsin Act 21
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AG Opinion Issued Regarding 2011 Wisconsin Act 21

October 27, 2020

AG Kaul Joins 22-State Coalition Opposing Trump Administration’s Drastic Limits on International Student Visas
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AG Kaul Joins 22-State Coalition Opposing Trump Administration’s Drastic Limits on International Student Visas

AG Kaul Joins 22-State Coalition Opposing Trump Administration’s Drastic Limits on International Student Visas

AG Kaul & National Association of Attorneys General Issue Statement Regarding 2020 Election
AG Kaul Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month
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AG Kaul Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 26, 2020

National Safe Schools Week: Keep Your School Community Safe
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National Safe Schools Week: Keep Your School Community Safe

October 20, 2020

Drug Take Back Day is October 24
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Drug Take Back Day is October 24

 

Wisconsin Department of Justice Working to Protect Fair Election
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Wisconsin Department of Justice Working to Protect Fair Election

AG Kaul Issues Reminder: Voter Intimidation is Illegal

AG Kaul Announces Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force Membership
AG Kaul Announces Updated Settlement with Opioid Manufacturer Mallinckrodt
AG Kaul Announces Agreement Reached to Pay Employees’ Wages in H&H Receivership
AG Kaul Statement on Mask Requirement Ruling
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AG Kaul Statement on Mask Requirement Ruling

October 12, 2020

AG Kaul Announces Court Ordered Divestiture of Two Former Dean Foods Plants
Report Details How Regional Drug Prosecutors Support Local Fight Against Drug Epidemic
AG Kaul Urges Congress to Adopt New Consumer Protections to Protect Airline Industry Customers
AG Kaul Announces $39.5 Million Multistate Settlement Over 2014 Anthem Data Breach; 1.7 Million Wisconsin Consumers Affected
Wisconsin, FTC and Federal Law Enforcement Partners Announce Nationwide Crackdown on Phantom and Abusive Debt Collection
AG Kaul Files Brief in Support of States’ Authority to Regulate Price Gouging
AG Kaul Announces $60 Million Multistate Agreement with C.R. Bard
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AG Kaul Announces $60 Million Multistate Agreement with C.R. Bard

September 25, 2020

$678 Million National Kickback Settlement with Novartis Pharmaceuticals
UPDATE: Kenosha Officer-Involved Shooting
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UPDATE: Kenosha Officer-Involved Shooting

September 21, 2020

AG Kaul Announces Cleanup Agreement for Wisconsin Public Service Corporation Superfund Site in Marinette
UPDATE: Investigation of Shooting in Mayville, Wis.
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UPDATE: Investigation of Shooting in Mayville, Wis.

September 17, 2020

AG Kaul Joins 22-State Coalition Urging USDA to Remove Bureaucratic Barriers Threatening SNAP During Pandemic
Investigation of Shooting in Mayville, Wis.
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Investigation of Shooting in Mayville, Wis.

September 16, 2020

AG Kaul Announces $7.5 Million in Debt Relief for Former ITT Students in Wisconsin
AG Kaul Releases Statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court Ballot Decision
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AG Kaul Releases Statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court Ballot Decision

September 14, 2020

AG Kaul Prevails Against Trump Administration; Court Rules Undocumented Immigrants Must be Included in Congressional Apportionment
Oshkosh Man Charged with Elder Abuse After Alleged Theft of $427,000 from Elderly Victim
24/7 School Safety System Can Help Prevent Suicide
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24/7 School Safety System Can Help Prevent Suicide

September 10, 2020

AG Kaul Issues Victim Restitution for 4,627 Wisconsin Consumers
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AG Kaul Issues Victim Restitution for 4,627 Wisconsin Consumers

September 9, 2020

AG Kaul Announces $85 Million Multistate Settlement with Honda
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AG Kaul Announces $85 Million Multistate Settlement with Honda

September 8, 2020

UPDATE: Kenosha Officer Involved Shooting
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UPDATE: Kenosha Officer Involved Shooting

September 1, 2020

AG Kaul Joins Fight Against Trump Administration’s Attempts to Reduce Census Efforts
AG Kaul Statement on the Special Session
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AG Kaul Statement on the Special Session

August 31, 2020

AG Kaul Supports Dane County COVID-19 Emergency Order with Amicus Briefs
UPDATE: Kenosha Officer Involved Shooting
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UPDATE: Kenosha Officer Involved Shooting

August 28, 2020

AG Kaul Secures Early Court Victory Against Trump Administration Attack on Pandemic Relief Funds for Public Schools
UPDATE: Kenosha Officer Involved Shooting
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UPDATE: Kenosha Officer Involved Shooting

August 26, 2020

AG Kaul Statement on Kenosha Shooting
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AG Kaul Statement on Kenosha Shooting

August 26, 2020

AG Kaul Statement on Kenosha Shooting
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AG Kaul Statement on Kenosha Shooting

August 24, 2020

Update: Kenosha Officer Involved Shooting
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Update: Kenosha Officer Involved Shooting

 

AG Kaul Statement on the COVID-19 Death of Dane County Sheriff’s Deputy
AG Kaul & 23 AGs Defend Nondiscrimination Laws and the Rights of Same-Sex Couples to be Foster Parents
New Data Available from the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative
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New Data Available from the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative

August 20, 2020

AG Kaul & WCASA Promote Sexual Assault Service Providers in Rural Wisconsin
AG Kaul Files Lawsuit Over Trump Administration’s Attempts to Undermine the U.S. Postal Service
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AG Kaul Files Lawsuit Over Trump Administration’s Attempts to Undermine the U.S. Postal Service

Severe operational cuts could hobble Postal Service on the eve of a national election

DOJ Launches New Incident-Level Criminal Justice Data Dashboards
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DOJ Launches New Incident-Level Criminal Justice Data Dashboards

August 13, 2020

Update: Officer Involved Shooting in Kenosha, Wis.
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Update: Officer Involved Shooting in Kenosha, Wis.

August 12, 2020

AG Kaul Joins Coalition Challenging Trump Administration’s Unlawful Effort to Bar Immigrants and Foreign Workers
AG Kaul Leads Bipartisan Group of 44 AGs in Urging Congress to Pass Legislation to Protect Senior Victims of Fraud
AG Kaul Joins Letter Calling on Facebook to Take Stronger Steps to Prevent Use of Its Platforms to Spread Hate and Disinformation
AG Kaul Urges Senate to Ensure Relief for All Federal Student Loan Borrowers Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic
AG Kaul Joins Lawsuit Against President Trump for Illegally Seeking to Exclude Undocumented Immigrants from Congressional Apportionment
AG Kaul Statement Regarding Deployment of Federal Agents to Milwaukee
AG Kaul Sues EPA Over Rule Undermining Mercury, Air Toxics Standards
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AG Kaul Sues EPA Over Rule Undermining Mercury, Air Toxics Standards

Joins Multistate Lawsuit Challenging EPA’s Illegal Finding That It is No Longer “Appropriate” to Regulate Toxic Air Pollution from Power Plants

Attorney General Kaul Announces Lawsuit Against Trump Administration for Allowing Health Care Discrimination
AG Kaul Seeks Court Order to Immediately Block DeVos Rule Threatening K-12 Public School Pandemic Relief Funds
Wisconsin Sues Pharmaceutical Company Alleging Company Knowingly Underpaid Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Medicaid Rebates
AG Kaul Reacts to Trump Administration Changing New Visa Rule for International Students Following Lawsuit Filing
AG Kaul Announces Judgment Requiring Environmental Restoration and $100,000 Penalty
AG Kaul & Multistate Coalition Urging the U.S. Senate to Increase Childcare Funding in Next Federal Stimulus Package
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AG Kaul & Multistate Coalition Urging the U.S. Senate to Increase Childcare Funding in Next Federal Stimulus Package

Coalition of 22 AGs Calls for at Least $50 Billion to Ensure Families Have Access to Quality, Affordable Childcare

AG Kaul, AG Coalition File Multistate Lawsuit Seeking Nationwide Injunction Against New Visa Rule for International Students
Cheese Factory Owner Pleas Guilty and Sentenced to Felony Theft for Stealing More Than $20,000 from 83 Farmers
AG Kaul Statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court Ruling on SEIU v. Vos
Serial Sex Offender Charged with Alleged Sexual Assault After Backlogged Kit is Tested
Update: Officer Involved Death Investigation in Sheboygan, Wis.
Officer Involved Death Investigation in Sheboygan, Wis.
Former Mayville Police Officer Sentenced for Misconduct in Public Office
AG Kaul Warns of, Outlines How to Identify Contact Tracing Scammers
Update: Jefferson County Fire and Death Investigation
Update: Jefferson County Fire and Death Investigation
Jefferson County Fire and Death Investigation
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Jefferson County Fire and Death Investigation

 

AG Kaul Joins 16 Attorneys General in Opposing End to Clean Energy Program
AG Kaul Statement on Favorable Unanimous Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision in Quick Charge v. Kaul
Lyndon Station Couple Charged with Receiving Meth Through Mail
AG Kaul Joins Coalition of 50 States in Filing 3rd Complaint in Ongoing Antitrust Price-Fixing Investigation into Generic Drug Industry
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AG Kaul Joins Coalition of 50 States in Filing 3rd Complaint in Ongoing Antitrust Price-Fixing Investigation into Generic Drug Industry

Complaint Names 26 Corporate Defendants in Conspiracy to Fix Prices and Allocate Markets

Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault of a Child After Backlogged Kit Tested
Update: Officer Involved Death Investigation in Watertown, Wis.
New Richmond Man Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison for Murder of His Son
AG Kaul, Gov. Evers Defend Title IX
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AG Kaul, Gov. Evers Defend Title IX

 

AG Kaul Joins State Coalition to Stop Trump Snap Cuts That Would Leave Millions Hungry During Pandemic
Officer Involved Shooting Investigation in Watertown, Wis.
Salem Man, an Illinois Police Officer, Arrested and Charged with Possession of Child Pornography
AG Kaul, 38 Attorneys General Urge Congress to Fund Expanded Access to Broadband
Wisconsin DOJ Employees Honored by U.S. DOJ for Efforts to Rescue Missing and Exploited Children
AG Kaul Releases New Report and Data on State Crime Laboratories
Officer Involved Death Investigation in Caledonia, Wis.
AG Kaul Issues Interim AG Opinion on Local Health Officers’ Ability to Issue Health Orders
AG Kaul Urges the Trump Administration to Protect the Health and Safety of Tens of Thousands of U.S. Meat and Poultry Workers
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AG Kaul Urges the Trump Administration to Protect the Health and Safety of Tens of Thousands of U.S. Meat and Poultry Workers

Executive Order Purporting to Keep Processing Plants Open During Pandemic Lacks Meaningful Safety Measures; Will Result in More Closures and Cost Lives

AG Kaul Remembers Fallen Officers During Law Enforcement Memorial Week
AG Kaul Urges Congress to Strengthen Paycheck Protection Program
AG Kaul Recognizes Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Awareness Day
AG Kaul Calls on Telecommunication Providers to Expand Illegal Robocall Response
AG Kaul Urges Senate to Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act
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AG Kaul Urges Senate to Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act

COVID-19 pandemic is putting domestic violence victims and survivors at further risk

AG Kaul Announces Lawsuit, Divestiture of Two Former Dean Foods Plants
AG Kaul Announces New Data from the Wisconsin Sexual Assault Kit Initiative
DOJ Releases New Data on Crimes and Sex Offenses for 2019
AG Kaul Calls for Increased Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention and Justice for Survivors on Denim Day
Drug Take Back Day Postponed; Securing Prescriptions at Home Still Critical
AG Kaul & Nationwide Coalition Demand Trump Administration Halt Rule That Would Leave 3.1 Million Americans Hungry During Pandemic
AG Kaul Joins Bipartisan Coalition Urging Federal Government to Ensure Emergency Stimulus Payments Go to Families, Not Debt Collectors
AG Kaul Joins Effort Prevent Distribution of Blueprints for 3D-Printed Guns
AG Kaul and States’ Coalition Request CFPB To Protect Consumers’ Credit During COVID-19 Pandemic
Officer Involved Death Investigation in Kenosha, Wis.
With Safer at Home Order in Effect, AG Kaul Emphasizes Importance of Online Safety
AG Kaul Speaks Out Against Recent Acts of Discrimination Targeting Members of the Asian-American Community
AG Kaul Reminds Wisconsin Residents to be Alert to Potential COVID-19 Marketing Scams
AG Kaul Seeks Permanent Injunction for Illegal Diversion of National Guard Funds & Harm to Wisconsin Businesses to Build Border Wall
AG Kaul Highlights Victim Services Remain Available During Safer at Home Order
AG Kaul and DFI Secretary Blumenfeld Warn About, Encourage Reporting of Potential COVID-19 Charity Scams
AG Kaul and Multistate Coalition Fighting for Emergency Relief for Federal Student Loan Borrowers in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic
AG Kaul Joins Multistate Coalition Urging Trump Administration to Ease Restrictions and Allow Medical Professionals to Research Solutions to COVID-19 Pandemic
AG Kaul Leads Multistate Coalition in Urging President Trump to Immediately Prioritize Production of Critical Medical and Testing Supplies, Protective Gear
Know Your Rights: AG Kaul Urges Wisconsin Consumers to Know Their Rights Regarding Price Gouging
Office of Open Government Advisory: Additional Information Regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Open Meetings
AG Kaul Warns Wisconsin Residents of COVID-19 Scams and Price Gouging
AG Kaul Issues Second AG Opinion
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AG Kaul Issues Second AG Opinion

 

Statement from Attorney General Josh Kaul
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Statement from Attorney General Josh Kaul

 

AG Kaul Joins 39 States in Bipartisan, Multistate Investigation of JUUL Labs
AG Kaul Announces New Data from the Wisconsin Sexual Assault Kit Initiative
AG Kaul Joins Comment Letter Asking EPA to Improve Its Proposed Revised Standards for Lead in Drinking Water
Man Found Guilty of Sexual Assault of a Child After Backlogged Kit Tested
Cheese Factory in Wood County Allegedly Steals More Than $20,000 from 83 Farmers
AG Kaul Joins Lawsuit Against the Trump Administration for Gutting Safety Protections for Chemical Accidents
AG Kaul, State Patrol, & DCF Announce Partnership with Convenience Store Industry to Combat Human Trafficking
AG Kaul Announces DCI Investigation Leads to Cocaine, Heroin and Fentanyl Trafficking Charges Against 26 People
State Reaches Settlement with PayPal Charitable Giving Fund, Inc. to Ensure Donors Have Adequate Information When Making Charitable Donations
Assembly Health Committee Fails to Act on Sexual Assault Kit Legislation
AG Kaul Issues Victim Restitution for 267 Wisconsin Consumers
AG Kaul Statement on National Guard Report and Reforms
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AG Kaul Statement on National Guard Report and Reforms

"I support Governor Evers’ swift response to the National Guard Bureau Office of Complex Investigations report, with his issuance of Executive Order #62."

Boscobel Man Charged with Possession of Child Pornography; Grant County Sheriff’s Office Joins ICAC Task Force
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Boscobel Man Charged with Possession of Child Pornography; Grant County Sheriff’s Office Joins ICAC Task Force

“DOJ and its more than 280 affiliate partners on the Wisconsin ICAC Task Force, like the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, are working together to keep our communities safe.”

Another Conviction After Testing of Backlogged Sexual Assault Kits; Minocqua Man Imprisoned for Child Sexual Assault
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Another Conviction After Testing of Backlogged Sexual Assault Kits; Minocqua Man Imprisoned for Child Sexual Assault

This crime carries a potential maximum sentence of up to 60 years consisting of 40 years initial confinement and 20 years extended supervision.

UPDATE: Oshkosh West High School Officer Involved Shooting
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UPDATE: Oshkosh West High School Officer Involved Shooting

The officer injured during this incident was Oshkosh Police Department School Resource Officer Michael Wissink.

AG Kaul Urges Assembly Health Committee to Hold Public Hearing on Legislation to Prevent Future Backlog of Untested Sexual Assault Kits
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AG Kaul Urges Assembly Health Committee to Hold Public Hearing on Legislation to Prevent Future Backlog of Untested Sexual Assault Kits

"This legislation will help prevent another backlog of untested sexual assault kits."

Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault
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Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault

Leroy Whittenberger is a serial sexual offender and has three prior sexual assault convictions from Lincoln and Marathon counties. Law enforcement and local advocacy service providers from those counties were instrumental in bringing about these new convictions.

Sawyer County Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Multiple Arsons on Reservation
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Sawyer County Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Multiple Arsons on Reservation

“Thanks to the investigators and prosecution team whose work resulted in a conviction on every count charged.”

Stevens Point Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Wife’s Death
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Stevens Point Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Wife’s Death

"This sentence ensures that the defendant who committed this horrible crime will be incarcerated for a long time, if not for the rest of his life."

Attorney General Kaul Joins Amicus Brief in Support of Promised Student Loan Debt Forgiveness for Public Servants
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Attorney General Kaul Joins Amicus Brief in Support of Promised Student Loan Debt Forgiveness for Public Servants

According to these public servant borrowers and federal government reports, the U.S. Department of Education has committed pervasive errors in administering the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

AG Kaul Announces Testing Complete for All Kits Designated for Testing and New SAKI Grant Awarded
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AG Kaul Announces Testing Complete for All Kits Designated for Testing and New SAKI Grant Awarded

As of November 20, 2019, testing is complete for all kits designated for testing in the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative.

AG Kaul Announces 3 Counties and 1 Tribe to Establish Treatment Courts; 7 Counties to Expand Current Treatment Alternatives and Diversion Programs
Attorney General Kaul Joins Lawsuit against EPA for Attacking Advanced Clean Car Standards
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Attorney General Kaul Joins Lawsuit against EPA for Attacking Advanced Clean Car Standards

“Today’s filing is part of the multi-state effort to protect the ability of states to keep leading the fight against climate change.”

Wisconsin Collects More Than 30 Tons of Unused Medications During Drug Take Back Day; Ranks Second in Nation
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Wisconsin Collects More Than 30 Tons of Unused Medications During Drug Take Back Day; Ranks Second in Nation

Statewide 280 law enforcement agencies hosted Drug Take Back events and collected disposed drugs from 476 permanent drug disposal boxes at law enforcement agencies across the state.

AG Kaul Hosts Policy Summit on Emergency Detention and Mental Health
Jury Convicts Missing Plover Woman’s Husband of Homicide
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Jury Convicts Missing Plover Woman’s Husband of Homicide

The evidence presented at trial established that on or about March 13, 2019, Sypher killed Krista and hid her body.

AG Kaul Joins Lawsuit Challenging Rollback of Endangered Species Act Regulations
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AG Kaul Joins Lawsuit Challenging Rollback of Endangered Species Act Regulations

"The Trump administration’s decision to adopt rules weakening the Endangered Species Act is unwarranted and unlawful."

AG Kaul Joins 29-State Coalition Requesting Secretary DeVos Discharge Student Loans for Closed Schools
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AG Kaul Joins 29-State Coalition Requesting Secretary DeVos Discharge Student Loans for Closed Schools

“People who had the misfortunate of attending a school that was mismanaged shouldn’t be saddled with debt for their unfinished degree.”

AG Kaul Praises Passage of Sexual Assault Kit in Senate Committee, Calls for Assembly Action
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AG Kaul Praises Passage of Sexual Assault Kit in Senate Committee, Calls for Assembly Action

"Thank you to the state senators who have moved Wisconsin closer to passing legislation that is designed to help prevent another backlog of untested sexual assault kits."

AG Kaul Opens Public Comment Period for Request for an Attorney General Opinion on Agency Rulemaking Authority
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AG Kaul Opens Public Comment Period for Request for an Attorney General Opinion on Agency Rulemaking Authority

The public comment period will be open for 30 days.

AG Kaul Joins 24-State Coalition Opposing Trump Rule that Would Take Food Assistance Away from Millions of People
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AG Kaul Joins 24-State Coalition Opposing Trump Rule that Would Take Food Assistance Away from Millions of People

"This proposed rule is nothing short of cruel."

AG Kaul Supports Legislation to Provide Benefits to Survivors of Fallen Officers
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AG Kaul Supports Legislation to Provide Benefits to Survivors of Fallen Officers

"Thank you to the members of the legislature who are working to advance this legislation."

Attorney General Kaul Joins 49 Attorneys General in Google Multistate Bipartisan Antitrust Investigation
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Attorney General Kaul Joins 49 Attorneys General in Google Multistate Bipartisan Antitrust Investigation

“We must ensure that competition over technological innovation and privacy protections isn’t stifled.”

Guilty Verdicts in Two Violent Firearms Cases in Milwaukee County
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Guilty Verdicts in Two Violent Firearms Cases in Milwaukee County

“Vigorously prosecuting violent offenders like the defendants in these cases makes communities safer.”

First Conviction Issued After Testing of Backlogged Sexual Assault Kits
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First Conviction Issued After Testing of Backlogged Sexual Assault Kits

Leroy Whittenberger is a serial sexual offender and has three prior sexual assault convictions from Lincoln and Marathon counties.

AG Kaul Joins 51 Attorneys General and 12 Companies in Fight Against Illegal Robocalls
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AG Kaul Joins 51 Attorneys General and 12 Companies in Fight Against Illegal Robocalls

“The volume of robocalls that people receive needs to be reduced dramatically.”

Polk County Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison, 5 Years of Extended Supervision for Methamphetamine Possession with Intent to Deliver
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Polk County Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison, 5 Years of Extended Supervision for Methamphetamine Possession with Intent to Deliver

The conviction was obtained with assistance from the St. Croix Falls Police Department and Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

Sawyer County Man Receives Maximum Sentence for Threatening Local Criminal Justice Officials and Family
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Sawyer County Man Receives Maximum Sentence for Threatening Local Criminal Justice Officials and Family

“This case sends a clear message that people who threaten the safety of others face severe consequences.”

Attorney General Kaul Joins Lawsuit Against Trump’s Dirty Power Rule
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Attorney General Kaul Joins Lawsuit Against Trump’s Dirty Power Rule

"Climate change is not only real; it’s a crisis."

Attorney General Kaul Joins Bipartisan Coalition of 43 Attorneys General Urging Video Streaming Industry to Protect Young Viewers from Tobacco
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Attorney General Kaul Joins Bipartisan Coalition of 43 Attorneys General Urging Video Streaming Industry to Protect Young Viewers from Tobacco

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of middle and high school students using e-cigarettes rose from 2.1 million in 2017 to 3.6 million in 2018.

AG Kaul Launches Abuse in Later Life Program
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AG Kaul Launches Abuse in Later Life Program

“This program aims to improve coordination and to enhance the ability of communities to prevent and to respond to elder abuse.”

AG Kaul Announces New Data from the Wisconsin Sexual Assault Kit Initiative
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AG Kaul Announces New Data from the Wisconsin Sexual Assault Kit Initiative

As of July 31, 2019, 1,016 kits with foreign DNA identified have been added to a national database of DNA profiles, out of 4,471 tested sexual assault kits.

AGs Argue that Federal Legislation is Urgently Needed to Fight Widespread “PFAS” Contamination
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AGs Argue that Federal Legislation is Urgently Needed to Fight Widespread “PFAS” Contamination

"Drinking water contamination can result in serious public health problems."

50 Attorneys General Secure $600 Million from Equifax in Largest Data Breach Agreement in History
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50 Attorneys General Secure $600 Million from Equifax in Largest Data Breach Agreement in History

On September 7, 2017, Equifax, one of the largest consumer reporting agencies in the world, announced a data breach affecting more than 147 million consumers— nearly half of the U.S. population.

AG Kaul Announces Transparency Reforms to Opinion Process
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AG Kaul Announces Transparency Reforms to Opinion Process

“With the changes announced today, we are making the AG opinion process transparent and open to input from the public.”

Ag Kaul Urges Federal Government to Ensure Equal Access to Shelters
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Ag Kaul Urges Federal Government to Ensure Equal Access to Shelters

In addition to allowing discrimination, the coalition said the rule change will also make shelter access nationwide inconsistent.

Statement of Attorney General Kaul on Death of Two Police Officers
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Statement of Attorney General Kaul on Death of Two Police Officers

"The loss of two police officers—two people who worked to keep communities safe—is a tragedy."

AG Kaul Gets More than $5.5 Million in Debt Relief for Former ITT Tech Students in Wisconsin
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AG Kaul Gets More than $5.5 Million in Debt Relief for Former ITT Tech Students in Wisconsin

Students with questions about their rights under the agreement will receive information in the notices that are sent.

AG Kaul Seeks Preliminary Injunction Against Trump Administration to Stop Health Care Discrimination
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AG Kaul Seeks Preliminary Injunction Against Trump Administration to Stop Health Care Discrimination

This motion is part of an ongoing lawsuit that the coalition of 23 cities and states filed against HHS in May 2019.

Jury Convicts New Richmond Man for Killing Son
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Jury Convicts New Richmond Man for Killing Son

The evidence presented at trial established that on April 14, 2018, Kayle Fleischauer killed Chase Fleischauer.

AG Kaul Joins Amicus Brief Opposing the Federal Government’s Request for Emergency Stay of Preliminary Injunction in Sierra Club v. Trump
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AG Kaul Joins Amicus Brief Opposing the Federal Government’s Request for Emergency Stay of Preliminary Injunction in Sierra Club v. Trump

Wisconsin is part of a coalition of 20 states in a related lawsuit and has a direct interest in seeing the preliminary injunction maintained.

AG Kaul & Coalition Advise FTC on Consumer Protection on Digital Platforms
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AG Kaul & Coalition Advise FTC on Consumer Protection on Digital Platforms

"Federal and state authorities must work together to protect competition while ensuring that consumer data and privacy are not left by the wayside."

Wisconsin Joins Multi-State Coalition to Block T-Mobile and Sprint Megamerger
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Wisconsin Joins Multi-State Coalition to Block T-Mobile and Sprint Megamerger

States allege merger is anticompetitive and will drive-up prices for consumers throughout the country

Hayward Man Charged with Ten Counts of Possession of Child Pornography
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Hayward Man Charged with Ten Counts of Possession of Child Pornography

This investigation is led by the ICAC Task Force at DOJ and the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office.

Attorney General Kaul Reacts to Joint Finance Committee Vote on Wisconsin Department of Justice Budget
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Attorney General Kaul Reacts to Joint Finance Committee Vote on Wisconsin Department of Justice Budget

"...I look forward to working together with members of the Legislature and with Governor Evers as the budget process moves forward."

AG Kaul Statement Following Sentencing Hearing in Barron County
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AG Kaul Statement Following Sentencing Hearing in Barron County

"The defendant in this case received the appropriate sentence: life imprisonment."

Jury Convicts Two Ashland County Men of First-Degree Intentional Homicide
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Jury Convicts Two Ashland County Men of First-Degree Intentional Homicide

Sentencing has not been scheduled.

AG Kaul and 50 AGs Call on Trump Administration to Discharge Student Loans for Disabled Veterans
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AG Kaul and 50 AGs Call on Trump Administration to Discharge Student Loans for Disabled Veterans

"Discharging the student loans of veterans who are permanently disabled is the right thing to do—and it’s what the law requires."

Kaukauna Man Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Sentence for Role in Four Heroin and Fentanyl Overdoses
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Kaukauna Man Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Sentence for Role in Four Heroin and Fentanyl Overdoses

"As this case shows, the Wisconsin criminal justice system will not go easy on drug dealers preying on those struggling with addiction."

Attorney General Kaul Joins Coalition of 23 Cities And States Suing Trump Administration To Stop Rule Allowing Discrimination in Providing Health Care
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Attorney General Kaul Joins Coalition of 23 Cities And States Suing Trump Administration To Stop Rule Allowing Discrimination in Providing Health Care

"The federal government shouldn’t be making it more difficult for patients to get needed health-care services."

AG Kaul Announces Wisconsin, Four Other States, File Lawsuits Against Purdue Pharma
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AG Kaul Announces Wisconsin, Four Other States, File Lawsuits Against Purdue Pharma

Wisconsin’s lawsuit, filed in Dane County Circuit Court, seeks a permanent injunction, abatement of the public nuisance, and civil penalties.

AG Kaul Joins 44-State Coalition in Antitrust Lawsuit Against 20 Generic Drug Manufacturers for Conspiracy to Fix Prices and Allocate Markets for More Than 100 Different Generic Drugs
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AG Kaul Joins 44-State Coalition in Antitrust Lawsuit Against 20 Generic Drug Manufacturers for Conspiracy to Fix Prices and Allocate Markets for More Than 100 Different Generic Drugs

"The complaint in this case alleges wide-ranging anti-competitive conduct that resulted in inflated prices for prescription drugs."

Bipartisan Coalition of 38 AGs Urge Congress to Pass Legislation Allowing Marijuana-related Business to Access the Banking System
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Bipartisan Coalition of 38 AGs Urge Congress to Pass Legislation Allowing Marijuana-related Business to Access the Banking System

“Ensuring that businesses that are operating lawfully under state law have access to the banking system will improve public safety.”

Woodruff Man Pleads Guilty for Aiding in Murder of Lac du Flambeau Man
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Woodruff Man Pleads Guilty for Aiding in Murder of Lac du Flambeau Man

“DOJ and other agencies continue to seek justice in this important case.”

Federal Court Grants Wisconsin’s Withdrawal from Case Challenging WOTUS Rule
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Federal Court Grants Wisconsin’s Withdrawal from Case Challenging WOTUS Rule

“By withdrawing from this lawsuit, we’ve ended the State of Wisconsin’s involvement in an effort to weaken the protection of our water.”

DOJ Releases New Data on Crimes and Sex Offenses for 2018
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DOJ Releases New Data on Crimes and Sex Offenses for 2018

"Additional data on crime can help us better understand the public-safety issues our communities are facing."

AG Kaul Urges Congress to Fund Legal Services Corporation
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AG Kaul Urges Congress to Fund Legal Services Corporation

LSC distributes more than 90 percent of its funding to 132 independent nonprofit legal aid programs with more than 800 offices.

Cecil Man Pleads Guilty for Luring Investors to Company and Embezzling Funds
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Cecil Man Pleads Guilty for Luring Investors to Company and Embezzling Funds

"Embezzlement is a serious crime, and I’m glad that DOJ’s work on this case has resulted in a conviction."

Drug Take Back Day is April 27
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Drug Take Back Day is April 27

"Through proper disposal, we can prevent prescription drugs from being diverted—and help prevent addiction."

Wisconsin Woman Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison, 7 Years Supervision for Meth Possession with Intent to Deliver
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Wisconsin Woman Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison, 7 Years Supervision for Meth Possession with Intent to Deliver

"Thank you to the Lake Winnebago Area MEG, Outagamie County DA, AAG Hahn, and all those who are helping fight the distribution of drugs."

DOJ Reorganized to Create Division of Forensic Sciences
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DOJ Reorganized to Create Division of Forensic Sciences

Attorney General Kaul requested the Department of Administration approve the reorganization of DOJ to create the DFS.

Eight Subjects Charged in a Multi-drug Conspiracy in Shawano
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Eight Subjects Charged in a Multi-drug Conspiracy in Shawano

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Kyle Collins is encouraged to contact the Shawano County Sheriff’s Office at 715-526-3111.

Bipartisan Group of Legislators and AG Kaul Propose Legislation to Prevent Future Backlog of Untested Sexual Assault Kits
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Bipartisan Group of Legislators and AG Kaul Propose Legislation to Prevent Future Backlog of Untested Sexual Assault Kits

"The legislation we’re proposing today, which is supported by nurses, law enforcement, advocates for survivors, and a bipartisan group of legislators, sends a clear message: Wisconsin must never have another backlog of untested sexual assault kits."

Federal Court Grants Wisconsin’s Withdrawal from Case Challenging EPA Regulations on Hazardous Air Pollutants
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Federal Court Grants Wisconsin’s Withdrawal from Case Challenging EPA Regulations on Hazardous Air Pollutants

"Our Department of Justice should be working to protect our environment and our health, not challenging a rule that protects our clean air from hazardous pollutants like mercury."

AG Kaul Announces Progress in Effort to End Backlog of Sexual Assault Kits
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AG Kaul Announces Progress in Effort to End Backlog of Sexual Assault Kits

“The Department of Justice is committed to ensuring that all SAKI cases with DNA matches are fully investigated.”

Attorney General Kaul Files Motion to Block President Trump from Diverting Funds and Resources for Construction of a Border Wall
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Attorney General Kaul Files Motion to Block President Trump from Diverting Funds and Resources for Construction of a Border Wall

"Funds that would typically go to Wisconsin shouldn’t be diverted because the President has chosen to disregard the separation of powers."

Federal Court Grants Wisconsin’s Withdrawal from Case Challenging Prohibition of Discrimination under Affordable Care Act
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Federal Court Grants Wisconsin’s Withdrawal from Case Challenging Prohibition of Discrimination under Affordable Care Act

"The State of Wisconsin should not have been involved in this lawsuit, and I am glad to be able to announce that we no longer are."

AG Kaul Issues Victim Restitution for 447 Wisconsin Consumers
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AG Kaul Issues Victim Restitution for 447 Wisconsin Consumers

"One of DOJ’s important functions is enforcing our consumer-protection laws."

Bipartisan Coalition of AGs Express Concern Regarding HHS Pain Management Draft Report
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Bipartisan Coalition of AGs Express Concern Regarding HHS Pain Management Draft Report

"We should continue working to reduce opioid prescriptions, not take a step back from that effort."

AG Kaul Advocates for Crime Labs; Invites Legislators to Tour
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AG Kaul Advocates for Crime Labs; Invites Legislators to Tour

"Failing to adequately fund the crime labs can result in backlogs and delay justice."

AG Kaul Releases Data on Drug Cases Submitted to State Crime Lab
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AG Kaul Releases Data on Drug Cases Submitted to State Crime Lab

"This data can be a resource for those who are working to address substance abuse in Wisconsin."

AG Kaul Files Motions to Withdraw Wisconsin from Challenge to the Affordable Care Act
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AG Kaul Files Motions to Withdraw Wisconsin from Challenge to the Affordable Care Act

"Today, we are seeking to end the State of Wisconsin’s involvement in the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act."

AG Kaul Opposes CFPB Effort to Delay Protections from Payday Lenders
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AG Kaul Opposes CFPB Effort to Delay Protections from Payday Lenders

"We should have strong protections in place for borrowers."

AG Kaul Ends Use of “Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Acknowledgement” Form at DOJ
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AG Kaul Ends Use of “Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Acknowledgement” Form at DOJ

"With today’s announcement, we are re-affirming the importance of transparency in government."

Josh Kaul Reacts to Attorney General Brad Schimel’s Concession
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Josh Kaul Reacts to Attorney General Brad Schimel’s Concession

Kaul thanks Schimel for his service

DNA Testing Delay in Double Homicide Case “Completely Unacceptable,” According to Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge
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DNA Testing Delay in Double Homicide Case “Completely Unacceptable,” According to Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge

Former federal prosecutor and candidate for Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul said, “Brad Schimel has mismanaged the state crime labs.

Those Who Know The Office Best Support Josh Kaul: 61 Former Assistant Attorneys General Endorse Josh Kaul for Attorney General
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Those Who Know The Office Best Support Josh Kaul: 61 Former Assistant Attorneys General Endorse Josh Kaul for Attorney General

“It means a great deal to have the support of people who have advocated for the interests of Wisconsinites.”

Kaul Calls on Schimel to Use Portion of School Safety Grant Funds for School Mental Health Programs
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Kaul Calls on Schimel to Use Portion of School Safety Grant Funds for School Mental Health Programs

"We must do more to make sure that kids come home from school each day excited about what they learned, not scared."

Testing still not complete on over half of backlogged rape kits that need to be tested
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Testing still not complete on over half of backlogged rape kits that need to be tested

Schimel's failure to prioritize testing has delayed justice for survivors, while dangerous criminals remain on the streets

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Endorses Josh Kaul for Wisconsin Attorney General
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Endorses Josh Kaul for Wisconsin Attorney General

Kaul thanked Senator Baldwin for her support.

Kaul Calls out Schimel for Failing to Prioritize Testing of Backlogged Rape Kits Years Ago
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Kaul Calls out Schimel for Failing to Prioritize Testing of Backlogged Rape Kits Years Ago

Schimel Claims to Have Hit the Ground Running; Only Nine Backlogged Kits Tested in His First Two Years in Office

Josh Kaul calls for common-sense gun-safety measures
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Josh Kaul calls for common-sense gun-safety measures

AG Brad Schimel’s solution for school safety is arming teachers

Kaul calls Schimel’s expanded investigation into now-defunct GAB unjustified
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Kaul calls Schimel’s expanded investigation into now-defunct GAB unjustified

Kaul says investigation is "yet another waste of our tax dollars by our current AG"

Milwaukee County DA John Chisholm Endorses Former Federal Prosecutor Josh Kaul’s Candidacy for Attorney General
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Milwaukee County DA John Chisholm Endorses Former Federal Prosecutor Josh Kaul’s Candidacy for Attorney General

“Josh has the experience and the values we need in our Attorney General,” John Chisholm said.

Former federal prosecutor Josh Kaul raises over $170,000
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Former federal prosecutor Josh Kaul raises over $170,000

Announces endorsements from Pocan, Moore, and others from across Wisconsin