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Planned Parenthood Seeks Wisconsin Supreme Court Ruling On Abortion

Planned Parenthood Seeks Wisconsin Supreme Court Ruling On Abortion

Organization will ask justices whether Wisconsin's constitution protects right to bodily autonomy in new legal argument

Attorney General Kaul Urges Congressional Action on Pharmacy Benefit Manager Reform
PPWI Asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to Protect Abortion Rights
AG Kaul Joins Coalition Attempting To Protect New Air-Quality Regulations

AG Kaul Joins Coalition Attempting To Protect New Air-Quality Regulations

The litigation is focused on federal regulations that govern state plans to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

Attorney General Kaul Intervenes in Clean Air Act Litigation to Defend Rules that Promote Transparency and Flexibility for States
Wisconsin to Receive $24 Million After Arbitration Win in Dispute with Cigarette Manufacturers
Attorney General Kaul Calls on FDA to Protect Children from Lead and Other Toxic Metals in Baby Food
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Attorney General Kaul Calls on FDA to Protect Children from Lead and Other Toxic Metals in Baby Food

Nearly 400 Recent Lead Poisoning Cases Connected to Recalled Cinnamon Applesauce Pouches Highlight Urgent Need for Stronger Protections

DHS Awards Grants from JUUL Settlement Funds to Prevent and Treat Vaping by Youth and Young Adults
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DHS Awards Grants from JUUL Settlement Funds to Prevent and Treat Vaping by Youth and Young Adults

Feedback from statewide listening sessions and surveys recommended how funds should be used

Child Advocacy Centers Face Uncertain Future With Looming 70% Funding Decline

Child Advocacy Centers Face Uncertain Future With Looming 70% Funding Decline

Federal funding for victim services in state will decline by more than $30 million this year.

Murphy’s Law: Even Republicans Praise Tammy Baldwin
Murphy’s Law

Even Republicans Praise Tammy Baldwin

Democrat’s ability to court rural vote wins grudging respect — and fear.

AG Kaul Leads Bipartisan Group of 42 AGs Urging Congress to Stabilize Funding to Support Victims of Crime
Man Receives Life Sentence for Murder of Dodgeville, Wis. Woman
Attorney General Kaul Takes Action to Protect Dreamers and DACA Program
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Attorney General Kaul Takes Action to Protect Dreamers and DACA Program

AG Kaul Joins Coalition of 23 Attorneys General to Urge Appeals Court to Reverse Decision Ending DACA Program

State Supreme Court Takes Up Evers Lawsuit Against ‘Legislative Vetoes’

State Supreme Court Takes Up Evers Lawsuit Against ‘Legislative Vetoes’

Did Legislature unlawfully withhold funding for UW pay raises, conservation funding?

Attorney General Kaul Releases Statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision on Evers v. Marklein
Attorney General Josh Kaul Takes Action to Protect Medication Abortion Access
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Attorney General Josh Kaul Takes Action to Protect Medication Abortion Access

Coalition of 24 Attorneys General Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Reverse Ruling Placing Unnecessary Restrictions on Access to Mifepristone

Attorney General Josh Kaul announces $350 million settlement with marketing firm over its role in opioid epidemic
Office of School Safety to Provide Eleven Regional Behavioral and Threat Assessment Management Trainings Around Wisconsin
Office of School Safety Receives 10,000th Contact to Speak Up, Speak Out Tipline
AG Kaul Announces New Electronic Storage Detection Canine at the Wisconsin Department of Justice
Evers Offers Roadmap for Workforce, Environment and Health Agenda

Evers Offers Roadmap for Workforce, Environment and Health Agenda

Vos says governor's State of the State speech 'didn't have a lot of new ideas.'

Gov. Evers Announces Approval of Largest Forest Conservation Effort in State History
Both Sides Oppose 14-Week Abortion Ban

Both Sides Oppose 14-Week Abortion Ban

Pro-choice side opposes bill's restrictions; Pro-life groups tell legislators to wait for courts to rule.

Statewide Abortion Referendum Proposed by Republicans
Effort To Impeach State Elections Chief Stifled By Assembly

Effort To Impeach State Elections Chief Stifled By Assembly

Trump ally, Rep. Janet Brandtjen shouted repeatedly for recognition, ruled out of order.

Judge Rules Wolfe Legally Holds Position as State Elections Leader

Judge Rules Wolfe Legally Holds Position as State Elections Leader

Judge chastises 'hyper-partisan' GOP legislators for attack on WEC leader Meagan Wolfe.

Gov. Evers Submits Fair Maps to Wisconsin Supreme Court in Redistricting Litigation
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Gov. Evers Submits Fair Maps to Wisconsin Supreme Court in Redistricting Litigation

Governor’s proposed maps are responsive to the will of the people, avoid partisan bias, increase competitive legislative seats

AG Kaul Announces New Partnership Between the Wisconsin Anti-Human Trafficking and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives Task Forces
Brewery Owner Sues To Have Trump Tossed From Wisconsin Ballot

Brewery Owner Sues To Have Trump Tossed From Wisconsin Ballot

Kirk Bangstad's lawsuit comes after Election Commission denied his challenge.

The State of Politics: Top 10 State Government Stories of 2023
The State of Politics

Top 10 State Government Stories of 2023

A year filled with surprises and big stories, led by the election of Janet Protasiewicz to Supreme Court.

Kaul, Other AGs Reach $700 million Agreement On Suit Against Google

Kaul, Other AGs Reach $700 million Agreement On Suit Against Google

Claiming Google monopolized Android app distribution and payment processing method.

What To Expect in 2024 Legislative Session

What To Expect in 2024 Legislative Session

Issues could include DEI, child care, medical marijuana and abortion referendum, Assembly leaders say.

Back in the News: MAGA Republicans Hate Robin Vos
Back in the News

MAGA Republicans Hate Robin Vos

Assembly Speaker confesses he regrets hiring Gableman: 'He was way wackier than I thought.'

2023 Roundup: Gov. Evers Highlights 2023 Accomplishments
Attorney General Kaul Releases Statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision Invalidating Legislative Maps
Gov. Evers Releases Statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court Redistricting Decision in Clarke v. WEC
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Gov. Evers Releases Statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court Redistricting Decision in Clarke v. WEC

In 4-3 ruling, justices rule current legislative maps unconstitutional, requiring new maps for 2024 election

Murphy’s Law: Will Women Vote for Brad Schimel?
Murphy’s Law

Will Women Vote for Brad Schimel?

Former Attorney General a formidable candidate for state Supreme Court. Except for a couple issues.

State Appeals Court Could Next Decide If Abortion Legal

State Appeals Court Could Next Decide If Abortion Legal

Sheboygan District Attorney appeals Dane County decision invalidating 1849 abortion ban.

Attorney General Kaul Announces $700 Million Settlement with Google over Play Store Misconduct
FCC Adopts One-to-One Consent Rule to Protect Consumers from Unwanted Telemarketing Robocalls and Robotexts
Antigo Man Charged with Five Counts Related to Drug Trafficking
Wisconsin Inmate Sentenced for 2018 Bomb Scare Against Governor
Vos Says UW Deal Is ‘First Step’ To End ‘Cancerous’ Diversity Practices

Vos Says UW Deal Is ‘First Step’ To End ‘Cancerous’ Diversity Practices

Assembly Speaker used his power to force UW system changes on diversity, equity and inclusion practices.

UW Regents Consult Attorneys In Fight Over DEI, Pay Raises

UW Regents Consult Attorneys In Fight Over DEI, Pay Raises

Evers has sued Legislature on issue. GOP legislators threaten to remove some regents.

WI Secretary of State Calls for Removing Election Commissioner Robert Spindell

WI Secretary of State Calls for Removing Election Commissioner Robert Spindell

Spindell admitted serving as fake elector and also celebrated voter suppression.

Two Found Guilty of Homicide in Connection to Death of Dodgeville, Wis. Woman
Sheboygan DA Vows To Appeal Abortion Ruling

Sheboygan DA Vows To Appeal Abortion Ruling

Judge ruled Tuesday that 1849 law doesn't ban abortion.

DHS and DOJ Announce Dose of Reality Roundtable Discussions on Wisconsin’s Opioid Epidemic
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DHS and DOJ Announce Dose of Reality Roundtable Discussions on Wisconsin’s Opioid Epidemic

Statewide tour will include local community leaders and partners to talk about what we can do to save lives

Dane County Judge Rules 1849 Law Does Not Ban Abortions In Wisconsin

Dane County Judge Rules 1849 Law Does Not Ban Abortions In Wisconsin

Ruling is a win for abortion rights advocates.

Attorney General Kaul Statement on Circuit Court Decision that 1849 Law Does Not Apply to Abortions
The State of Politics: Schimel Could Be Potent Supreme Court Candidate
The State of Politics

Schimel Could Be Potent Supreme Court Candidate

He's run up big election totals in key counties and statewide running for attorney general.

AG Kaul Joins Multistate Amicus Brief to Uphold Laws Restricting Gun Magazine Capacity
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AG Kaul Joins Multistate Amicus Brief to Uphold Laws Restricting Gun Magazine Capacity

A coalition of 20 attorneys general argue large-capacity magazines are not protected by the Second Amendment because they are not commonly used for self-defense

Former Attorney General Brad Schimel Running For Wisconsin Supreme Court

Former Attorney General Brad Schimel Running For Wisconsin Supreme Court

Schimel, a Republican, enters 2025 race where conservatives hope to take back control of court.

AG Kaul Announces $100,000 Settlement with Paul Bugar Trucking Inc., and Paul J. Bugar for Alleged Water Pollution Violations
Public School Libraries Will See Record Support From State Fund

Public School Libraries Will See Record Support From State Fund

Common School Fund from sale of public lands up by 25%, hitting record high.

The State of Politics: LeMahieu Grows Into Majority Leader Role
The State of Politics

LeMahieu Grows Into Majority Leader Role

Republican Senate leader has worked at times with Democrats to get legislation passed.

AG Kaul Joins CFPB and 10 States in Securing an Order Requiring Prehired to Provide Students More than $30 Million in Relief for Allegedly Illegal Student Lending Practices
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AG Kaul Joins CFPB and 10 States in Securing an Order Requiring Prehired to Provide Students More than $30 Million in Relief for Allegedly Illegal Student Lending Practices

Prehired will void all outstanding income share agreements, refund harmed borrowers, and permanently cease operations

Wisconsin Public Schools to receive $65 million from the Common School Fund in 2024, over $13 million more than 2023
Data Wonk: Is Legislature Illegally Grabbing Executive Power?
Data Wonk

Is Legislature Illegally Grabbing Executive Power?

Evers suit charges Legislature has repeatedly violated state constitution.

Bill Prevents Domestic Violence Offenders From Carrying Guns

Bill Prevents Domestic Violence Offenders From Carrying Guns

Democratic proposal addresses 'dangerous loophole' in current gun laws.

Attorney General Kaul Announces Legislation to Keep Guns Out of the Hands of Domestic Abusers
MKE County: County, State Break Ground on Forensic Science Center
MKE County

County, State Break Ground on Forensic Science Center

$226 million, 200,000-square-foot facility will house county medical examiner and state's Milwaukee crime lab.

Republican Lawmakers Ask Judge To Compel Replacement Of Elections Administrator

Republican Lawmakers Ask Judge To Compel Replacement Of Elections Administrator

Move is another attempt to remove Meagan Wolfe.

Attorney General Kaul Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory in Milwaukee
Wisconsin Ranks Number One During Fall Drug Take Back Day
After Campaign Shames Him, Vos Advances Impeachment of Elections Administrator

After Campaign Shames Him, Vos Advances Impeachment of Elections Administrator

Speaker advances legislation to impeach Meagan Wolfe.

Attorney General Kaul Joins Multistate Letter Urging FDA to Address Concerns about Dangerous Pulse Oximeter Inaccuracies Impacting Communities of Color
Legislative Democrats Propose Legalizing Abortion, Requiring All-Options Counseling

Legislative Democrats Propose Legalizing Abortion, Requiring All-Options Counseling

Proposal would repeal restrictions in place before Roe vs. Wade was overturned.

The National Threat Assessment Center and Office of School Safety Present Targeted Violence Prevention Training for Kenosha, Wis. Community
Gov. Evers Sues Republican Lawmakers

Gov. Evers Sues Republican Lawmakers

Suit comes after string of decisions have blocked UW pay raises, blocked new building code rules and halted conservation projects.

Attorney General Kaul Announces $150,000 Settlement with ChemDesign Products, Inc.  for Alleged Air Pollution Violations
Speaker Vos Statement on Evers’ Lawsuit
Court Injunction Prevents Ouster of Election Administrator, At Least For Now

Court Injunction Prevents Ouster of Election Administrator, At Least For Now

Dane County grants temporary protection for Meagan Wolfe's job while case plays out.

Gov. Evers Sues Legislative Republicans for Violating Wisconsin Constitution
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Gov. Evers Sues Legislative Republicans for Violating Wisconsin Constitution

Governor files suit against Wisconsin State Legislature for unconstitutionally obstructing basic government functions, including blocking already-approved pay raises for about 35,000 UW System employees

Bipartisan Support For Wisconsin Joining Lawsuit Against Facebook, Meta

Bipartisan Support For Wisconsin Joining Lawsuit Against Facebook, Meta

Attorney General Josh Kaul adds Wisconsin to list of 32 states suing tech giant.

Baldwin Pushes DOJ to Help Address Steep Decline for Crime Victims Fund
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Baldwin Pushes DOJ to Help Address Steep Decline for Crime Victims Fund

Wisconsin DOJ faces 41% reduction in funding for crime victim assistance in FY2024

Murphy’s Law: Republican Bullying Isn’t Working
Murphy’s Law

Republican Bullying Isn’t Working

Tactic is backfiring as Democrats and public officials resist.

FTC and Wisconsin Take Action Against Rhinelander Auto Center for Illegally Discriminating Against American Indian Customers and Charging Unlawful Junk Fees
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FTC and Wisconsin Take Action Against Rhinelander Auto Center for Illegally Discriminating Against American Indian Customers and Charging Unlawful Junk Fees

Current and former owners agree to settlements that will stop unlawful actions, return $1.1 million for consumer refunds

AG Kaul Joins Bipartisan Coalition Filing a Federal Lawsuit Against Meta for Harming Youth Mental Health
Drug Take Back Day is October 28
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Drug Take Back Day is October 28

October 23, 2023

Attorney General Josh Kaul Warns of Current Online Dangers and Highlights Online Safety Tools During Keep Your Kids Safe Online Month
AG Kaul Announces Additional $2 Million Grant Award for Wisconsin Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force
Gov. Evers Slams Senate Republicans for Continued Efforts to Obstruct the Peaceful Transfer of Power by Baselessly Firing Appointees
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Gov. Evers Slams Senate Republicans for Continued Efforts to Obstruct the Peaceful Transfer of Power by Baselessly Firing Appointees

Governor names immediate appointments to ensure critical government operations continue

GOP Legislators Admit They Can’t Fire Top Elections Official

GOP Legislators Admit They Can’t Fire Top Elections Official

In court filing Republican leaders say vote to fire Meagan Wolfe was 'symbolic.'

Gov. Evers, AG Kaul Asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to Declare Wisconsin’s Legislative Maps Unconstitutional
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Gov. Evers, AG Kaul Asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to Declare Wisconsin’s Legislative Maps Unconstitutional

Governor says new legislative maps must be implemented and avoid current maps’ “partisan bias” that has been a “detriment of Wisconsin’s democracy"

Gov. Evers Moves to Intervene in Redistricting Challenge to Wisconsin’s Legislative Maps
AG Kaul Shares Wisconsin DOJ Resources During Domestic Violence Awareness Month
The State of Politics: Senate Targets 6 Evers Appointees
The State of Politics

Senate Targets 6 Evers Appointees

Republicans leave elections commission unbalanced and board overseeing DNR unable to act.

Amazon Expands in Wisconsin As State Joins FTC Lawsuit

Amazon Expands in Wisconsin As State Joins FTC Lawsuit

Company has invested $9.5 billion, created 12,000 jobs in Wisconsin.

Attorney General Kaul Announces $49.5 Million Multistate Settlement with Blackbaud Data for Data Breach Impacting Millions
Vos Won’t Attempt To Impeach Elections Administrator Until Lawsuit Finished

Vos Won’t Attempt To Impeach Elections Administrator Until Lawsuit Finished

Senate President Chris Kapenga has asked the Assembly to start process.

AG Kaul Encourages Update to Americans with Disabilities Act to Improve Access to State, Local Government Websites and Mobile Apps
Anti-Abortion Group Leader Files Formal Complaint Against Planned Parenthood

Anti-Abortion Group Leader Files Formal Complaint Against Planned Parenthood

Complaint to state licensing agency comes after Planned Parenthood resumes abortion services.

Senator Baldwin Helps Secure Funding to Improve Public Safety in Southeastern Wisconsin
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Senator Baldwin Helps Secure Funding to Improve Public Safety in Southeastern Wisconsin

Funding will strengthen crime prevention, reduce recidivism, and support victims

Office of School Safety Releases 2022-2023 Annual Speak Up, Speak Out Report
Attorney General Kaul Files Reply Briefs in Abortion Case
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Attorney General Kaul Files Reply Briefs in Abortion Case

AG Kaul files reply briefs in support of motion for judgment on the pleadings

Attorney General Kaul Urges Biden Administration to Do More to Protect Borrowers as Student Loan Payments Resume
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Attorney General Kaul Urges Biden Administration to Do More to Protect Borrowers as Student Loan Payments Resume

AG Kaul joins 19 attorneys general in calling for further protections when student loan payments resume in October

DAs in Milwaukee, Dane Counties Urged to Prosecute Abortion Providers

DAs in Milwaukee, Dane Counties Urged to Prosecute Abortion Providers

Anti-abortion groups accuse Planned Parenthood of flouting state law.

Wisconsin Joins FTC, 16 States in Suing Amazon for Illegally Maintaining Monopoly Power
The State of Politics: What’s Next for Kelli Thompson?
The State of Politics

What’s Next for Kelli Thompson?

The head of state public defender's office, now retiring, getting mentioned as possible state Supreme Court candidate.

Attorney General Kaul Recognizes #SeeSayDay, Highlights Recent Speak Up, Speak Out Success Story
Advocates Push Legislators To Take Up Gun Background Check Bill

Advocates Push Legislators To Take Up Gun Background Check Bill

Capitol event features activists, Democrat lawmakers and AG Kaul.

Five Republicans Move To Impeach Elections Administrator

Five Republicans Move To Impeach Elections Administrator

Meagan Wolfe says legislators willfully distorting the truth.

DHS Awards Funding to Law Enforcement Agencies Working to Address the Opioid Epidemic
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DHS Awards Funding to Law Enforcement Agencies Working to Address the Opioid Epidemic

Application period still open for additional grant dollars

Attorney General Kaul Announces Best Practice Recommendations for Sexual Assault Response Teams
Governor Evers, Attorney General Kaul Join Multistate Coalition in Fight Against Idaho’s Radical Abortion Ban
Senate Votes To Fire Elections Commissioner, Triggering Legal Fight

Senate Votes To Fire Elections Commissioner, Triggering Legal Fight

Republicans vote to fire Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator Megan Wolfe, AG Kaul says vote is illegal.

Planned Parenthood Restarting Wisconsin Abortion Services

Planned Parenthood Restarting Wisconsin Abortion Services

Citing court ruling, abortions will be provided in Milwaukee and Madison.

Senate Committee Votes to Fire State Elections Administrator

Senate Committee Votes to Fire State Elections Administrator

Attorney General has said firing of Meagan Wolfe is illegal. Now up to full state Senate.

Attorney General Kaul Urges Congress to Study AI and Its Harmful Effects on Children
The State of Politics: Tax Cut, Brewers Aid Top Legislative Agenda
The State of Politics

Tax Cut, Brewers Aid Top Legislative Agenda

GOP plan for $2.9 million tax cut could use up most of remaining state surplus.

Election Deniers Make False Charges at Senate Hearing on Top Election Official

Election Deniers Make False Charges at Senate Hearing on Top Election Official

Attorney General says Republicans' hearing to consider ousting Meagan Wolfe is illegal.

Attorney General Kaul Joins Coalition in Calling for 3M to Pay More and Sooner for Contaminating Americans’ Drinking Water Supply with Toxic PFAS
Republicans Could Force Protasiewicz Off Redistricting Case

Republicans Could Force Protasiewicz Off Redistricting Case

Assembly impeachment would force her to step down while awaiting Senate trial.

Elections Administrator Won’t Attend Her Own Appointment Hearing

Elections Administrator Won’t Attend Her Own Appointment Hearing

Decision based on opinion of Attorney General Kaul, who said there isn't actually an appointment process underway.

State’s Crime Labs Processing DNA Evidence Faster

State’s Crime Labs Processing DNA Evidence Faster

Much faster than nationally. But toxicology test turnaround time has gotten worse.

Attorney General Kaul Releases 2022 Annual Crime Lab Report
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Attorney General Kaul Releases 2022 Annual Crime Lab Report

Wisconsin State Crime Labs Surpass National Averages in Majority of Areas

Kaul Announces Funding for Office of School Safety

Kaul Announces Funding for Office of School Safety

Attorney General reallocates federal ARPA dollars to provide temporary funding.

Attorney General Kaul Announces Office of School Safety Funding Secured for 2023-2024 School Year
President Sells ‘Bidenomics’ In Visit To Milwaukee

President Sells ‘Bidenomics’ In Visit To Milwaukee

Biden touts green jobs, low unemployment, rebuilding middle class in factory floor speech.

AG Kaul Wants Sealed Catholic Church Records

AG Kaul Wants Sealed Catholic Church Records

Bankruptcy case sealed records, but Kaul says information could help update list of credibly accused priests.

Legislative Democrats on ‘Veto Watch’ after Gov. Evers Blocks 10 Bills

Legislative Democrats on ‘Veto Watch’ after Gov. Evers Blocks 10 Bills

Republicans only need two-thirds of those present to override the governor’s veto

AG Kaul Announces Proposed $940,000 Settlement with Didion Milling and Didion Ethanol for Alleged Air Pollution Violations
Attorney General Kaul Joins Coalition Calling for DuPont to Pay More for Contaminating Americans’ Drinking Water Supply with Toxic PFAS
Fond Du Lac Man Charged with Ten Counts of Possession of Child Pornography
Attorney General Kaul Joins Law Enforcement, Public Health Officials Across Wisconsin to Highlight Additional NARCAN® from Opioid Settlements
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Attorney General Kaul Joins Law Enforcement, Public Health Officials Across Wisconsin to Highlight Additional NARCAN® from Opioid Settlements

Opioid Settlements Yield 31,560 Additional Doses of NARCAN® for Wisconsin Law Enforcement

Attorney General Kaul Moves for Final Judgment in Abortion Case
Gov. Evers Calls for Legal Consequences for False Electors

Gov. Evers Calls for Legal Consequences for False Electors

Attorney General Kaul won't say whether there's an ongoing investigation.

Gov. Evers, AG Kaul Oppose 3M’s Proposed PFAS Settlement

Gov. Evers, AG Kaul Oppose 3M’s Proposed PFAS Settlement

Settlement would limit communities ability to sue over cleanup costs, damages.

Gov. Evers, AG Kaul Join Bipartisan Coalition in Opposing 3M’s Proposed PFAS Settlement
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Gov. Evers, AG Kaul Join Bipartisan Coalition in Opposing 3M’s Proposed PFAS Settlement

Multistate coalition represents approximately 171 million people, more than half of U.S. population

Dane County To Reimburse Employees Traveling for Abortions

Dane County To Reimburse Employees Traveling for Abortions

County 'has to keep up with the many private employers who are offering a similar benefit.'

Former Burnett County Assistant District Attorney Sentenced for Three Felony Counts of Representations Depicting Nudity
Wisconsin’s False Electors, Kaul In Spotlight After Those in Michigan Charged

Wisconsin’s False Electors, Kaul In Spotlight After Those in Michigan Charged

Attorney General has declined to say whether he's pursuing charges against those that attempted to subvert 2020 election.

Wisconsin Joins Launch of USDA Historic Partnership with Bipartisan State Attorneys General to Help Reduce Anticompetitive Barriers Across Food, Agriculture Supply Chains
Wood County Man Sentenced for Child Sexual Assault First Reported in Connection with Clergy and Faith Leader Initiative
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Wood County Man Sentenced for Child Sexual Assault First Reported in Connection with Clergy and Faith Leader Initiative

Survivors are still encouraged to report abuse at SupportSurvivors.widoj.gov or by calling 1-877-222-2620

Wisconsin and Law Enforcers Nationwide Announce Enforcement Sweep to Stem the Tide of Illegal Telemarketing Calls to U.S. Consumers
The State of Politics: Abortion Rights Backers Get Two Wins
The State of Politics

Abortion Rights Backers Get Two Wins

'There is no such thing as an 1849 abortion ban in Wisconsin.'

AG Kaul Submits Comment Letter Regarding EPA’s Proposed Greenhouse Gas Standards for Light- and Medium-Duty Vehicles
A Better Wisconsin Together Reacts to Ruling in Case Against 1849 Abortion Ban
Attorney General Kaul Issues Statement on Favorable Ruling in Challenge to Wisconsin’s Criminal Abortion Ban
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin Statement on Kaul v Urmanski Decision
AG Kaul Joins Coalition to Protect Patient Access to Preventive Health Care Services
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AG Kaul Joins Coalition to Protect Patient Access to Preventive Health Care Services

Attorneys General File Brief in Defense of Lifesaving Provision of the ACA

State Leaders, Educators Push Legislators to Fund School Safety

State Leaders, Educators Push Legislators to Fund School Safety

Republicans resist this, though Office of School Safety created in 2018 under Gov. Walker.

Rep. Andraca Joins AG Kaul to Urge Republican Leaders to Fund Office of School Safety
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Rep. Andraca Joins AG Kaul to Urge Republican Leaders to Fund Office of School Safety

Office Established With Bipartisan Support In Response to School Shootings

National Advocates Call on Wisconsin Lawmakers to Fund the Office of School Safety
Matthew Crockett Sentenced to 18 Years for Serial Sex Assaults in Kenosha and Racine Uncovered by Backlogged Sexual Assault Kits
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Matthew Crockett Sentenced to 18 Years for Serial Sex Assaults in Kenosha and Racine Uncovered by Backlogged Sexual Assault Kits

Matthew Crockett Sentenced to 18 Years for Serial Sex Assaults in Kenosha and Racine Uncovered by Backlogged Sexual Assault Kits

Plenty of Horne: 1915 Wisconsin Case Could Be Key to Abortion Pill Battle
Plenty of Horne

1915 Wisconsin Case Could Be Key to Abortion Pill Battle

Texas ruling under review by US Supreme Court cited case involving Milwaukee physician.

Democrats Push Gun Safety Bills

Democrats Push Gun Safety Bills

Democratic legislators, attorney general support background checks, red flag laws.

Kaul Charges Republicans Gutted School Safety Office

Kaul Charges Republicans Gutted School Safety Office

Democratic AG says budget decision leaves less resources 'for keeping our kids safe.'

GOP Won’t Staff Crime Lab, Licensing Department At Requested Levels

GOP Won’t Staff Crime Lab, Licensing Department At Requested Levels

Bipartisan push for more staffing to resolve problems."You own any issues," says Rep. Goyke to GOP.

Teva, Allergan, CVS, and Walgreens Finalize Opioid Settlement Agreements
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Teva, Allergan, CVS, and Walgreens Finalize Opioid Settlement Agreements

Wisconsin to Receive Over $276 Million to Fight the Opioid Crisis

Attorney General Kaul Statement on Joint Finance Committee Vote to Gut the Office of School Safety
Campaign Rivals Kaul, Toney Call For Crime Lab Funding

Campaign Rivals Kaul, Toney Call For Crime Lab Funding

Public defenders, district attorneys join coalition's push for more crime lab staffing.

Attorney General Kaul Announces $102.5 Million Settlement with Suboxone Maker for Alleged Illegal Monopoly Tactics
Attorney General Kaul Leads 17 States in Urging EPA to Finalize Proposed PFAS Drinking Water Standards
Attorney General Kaul Sues Avid Telecom Over Illegal Robocalls
Attorney General Kaul Joins Bipartisan Coalition to Protect Communities from the Dangers of Illicit Xylazine
Two Milwaukee County Residents Sentenced in Water Street Shooting
Murphy’s Law: Is Baldwin Vulnerable? Or Unbeatable?
Murphy’s Law

Is Baldwin Vulnerable? Or Unbeatable?

The pundits disagree. And who is the likely Republican opponent?

Attorney General Kaul Announces Distribution of $141 Million Settlement to Millions of Low-Income Americans Deceived by TurboTax Owner Intuit
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Attorney General Kaul Announces Distribution of $141 Million Settlement to Millions of Low-Income Americans Deceived by TurboTax Owner Intuit

Consumers to Receive Checks in the Mail from Multistate Settlement Without Needing to File a Claim

AG Kaul Joins Coalition Sounding Alarm Over Pervasive Plastic Microfiber Pollution, Calls on EPA to Protect Public Health
Lawsuit Underway On Validity of Wisconsin’s 1849 Abortion Ban

Lawsuit Underway On Validity of Wisconsin’s 1849 Abortion Ban

Attorney General Josh Kaul is attempting to get law struck down.

Attorney General Kaul Joins Multistate Coalition Opposing Restrictions to Title X Family Planning Program
WSIC Delivers Physical and Cyber Security for Wisconsin
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WSIC Delivers Physical and Cyber Security for Wisconsin

Wisconsin Statewide Intelligence Center Promotes Information-Sharing within Law Enforcement to Keep Wisconsinites Safe

Former Burnett County ADA Convicted of Three Felony Counts of Representations Depicting Nudity
MMIW/R Task Force Passes Resolution Supporting Governor Evers’ MMIW/R Budget Proposals
Attorney General Kaul Joins Multistate Coalition Urging the FTC to Strengthen Environmental Marketing Standards
Wisconsin DOJ Launches New Dashboard on State Arrests
Drug Take Back Day is April 22
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Drug Take Back Day is April 22

April 19, 2023

AG Kaul Issues Letter to FTC Requesting Review of Energizer Acquisition of Spectrum Brands Batteries Business
Ex-Cardinal McCarrick Faces Sexual Assault Charge

Ex-Cardinal McCarrick Faces Sexual Assault Charge

1970s incident discovered as result of attorney general's clergy abuse task force.

Attorney General Kaul Releases Update in Advance of Two-Year Anniversary of Clergy and Faith Leader Abuse Initiative
Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Charged With 4th Degree Sexual Assault Following Report to Clergy and Faith Leader Abuse Initiative
Op Ed: Will Hospital Merger Help Consumers?
Op Ed

Will Hospital Merger Help Consumers?

A frank look at the impact of latest merger, of Froedtert Health and ThedaCare.

DNR Says Tyco Failing To Comply With Marinette PFAS Investigation

DNR Says Tyco Failing To Comply With Marinette PFAS Investigation

Johnson Controls subsidiary was already sued by state related to contamination. Company alleges pollution could come from other sources.

Attorney General Kaul Joins Coalition Calling on EPA to Ensure That Grant Funding Under the Inflation Reduction Act Furthers Environmental Justice
Wood County Man Convicted of Child Sexual Assault First Reported in Connection with Clergy and Faith Leader Initiative
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Wood County Man Convicted of Child Sexual Assault First Reported in Connection with Clergy and Faith Leader Initiative

Survivors are still encouraged to report abuse at SupportSurvivors.widoj.gov or by calling 1-877-222-2620

UMOS Leads Effort to Target Labor Trafficking

UMOS Leads Effort to Target Labor Trafficking

Partners include state Department of Justice and Department of Workforce Development.

Attorney General Kaul Joins Multistate Coalition to Fight Back Against Decision to Block Medication Abortion Access
The State of Politics: Collegiality a Casualty in Supreme Court Election?
The State of Politics

Collegiality a Casualty in Supreme Court Election?

Current court members were active in election, could intensify rancor between judges.

DATCP and Attorney General Kaul Announce $75,000 Judgement Against Manufactured Home Community Operators for Unfair and Illegal Rental Practices
Wisconsin DOJ Debunks #SexualAssaultMyths and Shares Resources for Survivors
Supreme Court Candidates Make Last Push For Votes

Supreme Court Candidates Make Last Push For Votes

Will Trump indictment affect race between Dan Kelly and Janet Protasiewicz?

Oshkosh Man Sentenced to 3 Years Incarceration, Seizure of Home for Elder Financial Abuse and Tax Fraud Convictions
AG Kaul Highlights DOJ’s Unresolved Case Work
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AG Kaul Highlights DOJ’s Unresolved Case Work

DOJ Working to Solve Unresolved Cases Across Wisconsin

Attorney General Kaul Announces 20 New Special Agents Joining Wisconsin DOJ’s Division of Criminal Investigation
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Attorney General Kaul Announces 20 New Special Agents Joining Wisconsin DOJ’s Division of Criminal Investigation

More Division of Criminal Investigation Special Agents Make Wisconsin Safer

The State of Politics: Inside the Dome Deals Are Common
The State of Politics

Inside the Dome Deals Are Common

La Follette's resignation, Godlewski appointment latest example of insider Capitol deals.

Peshtigo Area Could Get Superfund-Style Cleanup

Peshtigo Area Could Get Superfund-Style Cleanup

Tyco firefighting foam facility in Marinette is believed to have contaminated area.

Six Arrested for Trafficking Fentanyl from Arizona to Madison, Wis.
Milwaukee Hopes To Be Bellwether In Kia/Hyundai Suit

Milwaukee Hopes To Be Bellwether In Kia/Hyundai Suit

Could be central player in multi-city lawsuit, perhaps increasing size of any settlement.

AG Kaul Advocates for DCI Funding in Crime Fighting Budget
Press Release

AG Kaul Advocates for DCI Funding in Crime Fighting Budget

More Division of Criminal Investigation Special Agents Make Wisconsin Safer

City Will Sue Kia, Hyundai Over Repeated Thefts

City Will Sue Kia, Hyundai Over Repeated Thefts

City looking for 'payback' stemming from 'destruction' wrought by theft epidemic.

Senator Agard Backs Restore Roe Legislation Introduced by Democratic Colleagues
Gov. Evers, Democrats Announce Legislation to Repeal Wisconsin’s 1849-era Criminal Abortion Ban
Welcome action on Kia and Hyundai by Wisconsin Attorney General
Press Release

Welcome action on Kia and Hyundai by Wisconsin Attorney General

Statement of Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs and Alderman Khalif J. Rainey

AG Kaul, 21 Other States Demand Kia, Hyundai Address Thefts

AG Kaul, 21 Other States Demand Kia, Hyundai Address Thefts

Could be precursor to multi-state lawsuit over autos' defect that makes thefts easy.

Attorney General Kaul Advocates for Office of School Safety Funding
Anti-Abortion Groups Unite to Defend State Law

Anti-Abortion Groups Unite to Defend State Law

Opposing Vos proposal of exceptions for rape and incest. Working to elect Dan Kelly.

Dan Kelly Did Paid Partisan Work

Dan Kelly Did Paid Partisan Work

Supreme Court candidate's financial disclosure forms show payments from Republican Party. No such work done by Protasiewicz.

AG Kaul Announces $320,000 Settlement with Ledgeview Farms to Resolve Violations of Wisconsin’s Wastewater Laws
Attorney General Kaul, Multistate Coalition Push Back Against Ongoing Effort to End DACA
Press Release

Attorney General Kaul, Multistate Coalition Push Back Against Ongoing Effort to End DACA

Coalition reiterates the critical importance of DACA for states across the country and the hundreds of thousands of law-abiding individuals who depend on it

AG Kaul Pursuing Funding For Office of School Safety

AG Kaul Pursuing Funding For Office of School Safety

Department of Justice office includes tipline, assistance for districts in improving safety.

Office of School Safety, Wisconsin School Safety Coordinators Association, and Parent of Parkland Shooting Victim Advocate for Funding
Attorney General Kaul Joins 46 State Coalition Requesting Order for TikTok to Preserve and Produce Communications
Attorney General Kaul Pushes For More Funding, Hosts Lawmaker Crime Lab Tours

Attorney General Kaul Pushes For More Funding, Hosts Lawmaker Crime Lab Tours

Kaul, law enforcement agencies want faster turnaround for forensic work.

Protasiewicz Says She Would Recuse Herself From Cases Involving Democratic Party

Protasiewicz Says She Would Recuse Herself From Cases Involving Democratic Party

Kelly declines to see if he would recuse himself on cases involving megadonor Richard Uihlein.

Bill For Gableman’s Election Investigation Now Nearly $2.5 Million

Bill For Gableman’s Election Investigation Now Nearly $2.5 Million

Court judgment against Assembly Speaker Robin Vos adds $135,000 to cost.

AG Kaul Hosts Legislators at Wisconsin State Crime Laboratories, Advocates for Investment in Crime Fighting Budget
Op Ed: Enslaved Workers May Be Making Your Breakfast
Op Ed

Enslaved Workers May Be Making Your Breakfast

Wisconsin confronts problem of human trafficking and exploited immigrant labor.

Senator Baldwin and AG Kaul Push Meta to Answer for Inadequate Customer Service to Wisconsin Small Businesses
Press Release

Senator Baldwin and AG Kaul Push Meta to Answer for Inadequate Customer Service to Wisconsin Small Businesses

Wisconsin small businesses have reported it taking months to regain access to their hacked Facebook and Instagram accounts

OSS Offers Crisis Intervention Course to Wisconsin Schools
Wood County Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for 1984 MurderFebruary 17, 2023
AG Kaul Joins Coalition in Support of Federal Proposal to Create a More Affordable Repayment Plan for Student Loan Borrowers
Press Release

AG Kaul Joins Coalition in Support of Federal Proposal to Create a More Affordable Repayment Plan for Student Loan Borrowers

Coalition Commends Proposed ‘Meaningful Improvements’ to Income-Driven Repayment; Calls for Additional Relief, including for Parent Borrowers

Minnesota Man Arrested for 2005 Madison Bike Path Sexual Assault After DNA Leads to Identification
Dan Kelly Makes His Case for High Court

Dan Kelly Makes His Case for High Court

'Where do our rights come from?' asks former state Supreme Court justice. 'God!'

DOJ, DPI, DHS NTER Launch Targeted Violence Prevention Course
Press Release

DOJ, DPI, DHS NTER Launch Targeted Violence Prevention Course

Acts of targeted violence continue to impact the safety and security of our communities.

AG Kaul Announces Appointments of New Division of Legal Services Administrator and Office of Crime Victim Services Executive Director
Press Release

AG Kaul Announces Appointments of New Division of Legal Services Administrator and Office of Crime Victim Services Executive Director

Lara Sutherlin to lead the DOJ's Division of Legal Services and Shira Phelps to lead DOJ’s Office of Crime Victim Services.

AG Kaul Joins Coalition Filing Brief in Support of New York Law Banning Guns in Places of Worship
Press Release

AG Kaul Joins Coalition Filing Brief in Support of New York Law Banning Guns in Places of Worship

Coalition Argues That States have Authority to Protect Sensitive Places from Gun Violence

AG Kaul, Wisconsin Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Debunk Human Trafficking Myths
The State of Politics: Battle Lines Clear in Capitol Budget Battle
The State of Politics

Battle Lines Clear in Capitol Budget Battle

What to watch for as Gov. Evers and Republican legislators begin battle over your money.

Campaign Cash: Spending on AG, Secretary Of State Races Up In 2022
Campaign Cash

Spending on AG, Secretary Of State Races Up In 2022

Spending on Secretary of State race 38 times higher than in 2018.

Op Ed: How Are State’s Women Doing Under 1849 Abortion Ban?
Op Ed

How Are State’s Women Doing Under 1849 Abortion Ban?

Not so well, doctors say.

Human Trafficking Effort Unites Law Enforcement, Victim Advocates

Human Trafficking Effort Unites Law Enforcement, Victim Advocates

New taskforce designed to better reach those forced into sex work.

DNR Avoids Drama With New Secretary, New Board

DNR Avoids Drama With New Secretary, New Board

Wednesday's meeting was first without expired members who had refused to resign.

DHS Seeks Ideas for $8 Million in Opioid Settlement Funds
Press Release

DHS Seeks Ideas for $8 Million in Opioid Settlement Funds

Survey results will help prioritize how to best address opioid use disorder

Gov. Evers Proposes More Than $106 Million Plan to Address PFAS Contamination Statewide
Press Release

Gov. Evers Proposes More Than $106 Million Plan to Address PFAS Contamination Statewide

Governor’s three-pronged plan expands PFAS monitoring and testing, invests in PFAS cleanup efforts, defrays costs for homeowners and local communities

Democrats Offer Abortion Referendum. Again

Democrats Offer Abortion Referendum. Again

Asks voters if 1849 ban should be repealed. But referendum must wait for April 2024.

Office of School Safety Offers New Standard Protocol and Reunification Training to Wisconsin Schools
Dane County Man Convicted of Sexual Assault
AG Kaul Announces Wisconsin Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force
Gov. Evers, AG Kaul File New Brief in Direct Challenge to Wisconsin’s 1800s-era Criminal Abortion Ban
Press Release

Gov. Evers, AG Kaul File New Brief in Direct Challenge to Wisconsin’s 1800s-era Criminal Abortion Ban

Lawsuit challenges archaic abortion statute banning nearly all abortions in Wisconsin, including in cases of rape and incest

Gov. Evers, Democrats Call for Advisory Referendum on Wisconsin’s Criminal Abortion Ban on April 2023 Ballot
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Gov. Evers, Democrats Call for Advisory Referendum on Wisconsin’s Criminal Abortion Ban on April 2023 Ballot

Ballot initiative would ask voters whether Wisconsin’s criminal abortion ban should be repealed to restore the rights afforded to Wisconsinites under Roe v. Wade

Four Years Later, State’s Lame Duck Law Still Faces Court Challenge

Four Years Later, State’s Lame Duck Law Still Faces Court Challenge

Circuit court strikes down power grab from DOJ by Legislature, but ruling appealed.

RJA-M demands Milwaukee County District Attorney sign a pledge to never prosecute abortion cases
AG Kaul, Gov Evers Announce Support of the Biden Administration’s Student Debt Cancellation Plan
Press Release

AG Kaul, Gov Evers Announce Support of the Biden Administration’s Student Debt Cancellation Plan

Coalition Argues That the Biden Administration Acted Within Its Statutory Authority by Issuing Debt Relief to Borrowers Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Southwestern Wisconsin Farmer Appointed To DNR Board

Southwestern Wisconsin Farmer Appointed To DNR Board

Gov. Evers appoints Paul Buhr to replace Walker-appointee William Bruins.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Hires Communications Director
Conservation Groups Cite Damage From Prehn’s Time on Natural Resources Board

Conservation Groups Cite Damage From Prehn’s Time on Natural Resources Board

Serving beyond his term limits and favoring lobbyists and PFAS polluter, critics charge.

Op Ed: Kaul Should Charge Ron Johnson, 10 Fake Electors
Op Ed

Kaul Should Charge Ron Johnson, 10 Fake Electors

Illegal efforts to overturn 2020 election should be prosecuted by Attorney General.

PFAS Found in Lake Michigan Bay Linked To Marinette Fire Training Center

PFAS Found in Lake Michigan Bay Linked To Marinette Fire Training Center

Dangerous chemicals from firefighting foam found on Green Bay shoreline

Gov. Evers’ Inaugural Address Calls for Abortion Rights, Expanding Medicaid

Gov. Evers’ Inaugural Address Calls for Abortion Rights, Expanding Medicaid

Introduced by his granddaughter, Evers hails the 'chance to do the right thing.'

Attorney General Josh Kaul Delivers Inaugural Remarks
Press Release

Attorney General Josh Kaul Delivers Inaugural Remarks

January 3, 2023

Murphy’s Law: Did Democrats Let Mandela Barnes Lose?
Murphy’s Law

Did Democrats Let Mandela Barnes Lose?

State Democratic chair says big donors wrongly concluded Barnes was far behind and deserted him.

Your Right To Know: How to Have a More Transparent 2023
Your Right To Know

How to Have a More Transparent 2023

State and local governments can improve on open records. Attorney General should lead the way.

The State of Politics: Top 10 State Political Stories of 2022
The State of Politics

Top 10 State Political Stories of 2022

Evers and Johnson victories and suddenly changed battle over abortion lead the list.

The Top Donors to Wisconsin Political Parties in 2022

The Top Donors to Wisconsin Political Parties in 2022

Billionaires and millionaires, most supporting Democrats, continue to dump huge sums into Wisconsin politics through a loophole left open by state Republicans.

Wisconsin’s 1849 Abortion Ruling Will Still Be Hot Issue in 2023

Wisconsin’s 1849 Abortion Ruling Will Still Be Hot Issue in 2023

Since Roe-vs-Wade ruling, an average of nearly 300 Wisconsin abortion-seekers traveled to Illinois each month.

2022 Roundup: Gov. Evers Highlights 2022 Accomplishments
2022 Roundup: Gov. Evers Completes 2022 72-County Tour of Wisconsin
Embattled Former DNR Board Chair Resigns, Ending Saga

Embattled Former DNR Board Chair Resigns, Ending Saga

Prehn, whose appointment had expired, was able to stay on because Republicans wouldn't confirm his replacement.

Will New State Treasurer Make Changes?

Will New State Treasurer Make Changes?

Democrat Sarah Godlewski took expansive view of office. What will Republican John Leiber do?

Report Calls For Criminally Charging State’s Fake Electors

Report Calls For Criminally Charging State’s Fake Electors

Democracy protection group, Just Security, says 10 Republicans committed felonies.

AG Kaul Announces $10.7 Billion in Agreements with CVS and Walgreens over Opioid Epidemic Allegations
SUSO Receives 1,000 Tips in Three Months, Reminds Public of Importance of Tip Line Ahead of Holiday Break
Data Wonk: Why Are Our Congressional Districts So Gerrymandered?
Data Wonk

Why Are Our Congressional Districts So Gerrymandered?

Key reason: too much emphasis on 'communities of interest.'

Jodi for State Senate Announces First Round of Endorsements for Senate District 8
Press Release

Jodi for State Senate Announces First Round of Endorsements for Senate District 8

Longtime area resident also announces campaign manager

AG Kaul Asks FCC to Put in Place Anti-Robotext Protections
Wisconsin DOJ and 32 other States finalize $435 Million Agreement with JUUL Labs
Op Ed: Stop the Hospital Merger Mania
Op Ed

Stop the Hospital Merger Mania

Mergers hike prices and corporate pay, lower quality. The Aurora Advocate merger with Atrium will do all three.

Campaign Cash: Record $93 Million Spent by Outside Groups in 2022
Campaign Cash

Record $93 Million Spent by Outside Groups in 2022

$31 million more than total in 2018 and five times higher than in 2010.

Attorney General Kaul, Law Enforcement Coalition Warn of Recent Criminal Elder Fraud Scam
Group Calls On Kaul To Escalate Clergy Sex Abuse Probe

Group Calls On Kaul To Escalate Clergy Sex Abuse Probe

Madison religious freedom group pushes attorney general to add resources to effort.

Kewaunee Co. CAFO Owner, Manure Hauler and Crop Consultant Charged with Conspiring to Submit Forged Report to DNR
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Kewaunee Co. CAFO Owner, Manure Hauler and Crop Consultant Charged with Conspiring to Submit Forged Report to DNR

Involving Alleged Illegal Pollution Discharge into Lake Michigan

Crowded Supreme Court Race To Become Partisan Battles

Crowded Supreme Court Race To Become Partisan Battles

Four candidates are running, with the conservative-liberal split of court hanging in balance.

Wisconsin DOJ Awards $2 Million to Wisconsin Schools for Critical Incident Mapping Data
Wisconsin Ranks Number One During Fall Drug Take Back Day
Attorney General Kaul Announces $328,000 Settlement with American Tax Solutions
Kaul Warns Suit Challenging State Abortion Ban Will Take Time

Kaul Warns Suit Challenging State Abortion Ban Will Take Time

Attorney General aims to overturn 1849 ban, but notes legal process 'not fast.'

AG Kaul Announces Civil Environmental Enforcement Action Against Didion Milling and Didion Ethanol
The State of Politics: State Democratic Chair Hail’s Party’s ‘Triumph’
The State of Politics

State Democratic Chair Hail’s Party’s ‘Triumph’

But election results -- and party's future -- more clouded than that.

Attorney General Kaul Announces $160,000 Judgment with United Liquid Waste Recycling, Inc for Hazardous Waste Violations
Wisconsin School Libraries To See Record $52 Million In State Funding

Wisconsin School Libraries To See Record $52 Million In State Funding

Amount is up 30% from last year, part of long-running state program.

Attorney General Kaul Announces Court Order Blocking Operation of Online Software Sales Training Program
Attorney General Kaul Joins Multistate Effort Urging DEA to Extend Telehealth Capabilities for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment
Did Fred Prehn Flout Open Records Law?

Did Fred Prehn Flout Open Records Law?

Judge hears arguments whether Natural Resources Board member who refused to resign withheld records.

Attorney General Josh Kaul Announces $3.1 Billion Agreement with Walmart over Opioid Epidemic Allegations
What Will Happen to Evers’ Appointees?

What Will Happen to Evers’ Appointees?

After four years, a long list of his appointees to head departments, serve on state boards still haven't been approved by GOP Senate.

Attorney General Kaul Announces Historic 40-State Google Settlement over Location Tracking Practices
Op Ed: 5 Lessons From Mid-Term Election
Op Ed

5 Lessons From Mid-Term Election

Milwaukee's under-performance is a problem. And lack of national Democratic funding doomed Pfaff.

AG Kaul Calls on U.S. Senate to Pass legislation to Protect the Public from Highly Toxic ‘Forever’ Chemicals
Press Release

AG Kaul Calls on U.S. Senate to Pass legislation to Protect the Public from Highly Toxic ‘Forever’ Chemicals

Coalition Urges Senate Leadership to Adopt Strong Public Health Protections Against PFAS in This Year’s National Defense Authorization Act

Wisconsin Voters Endorse Marijuana Legalization, Abortion Rights In Referendums

Wisconsin Voters Endorse Marijuana Legalization, Abortion Rights In Referendums

But county-level referendums were only advisory

Wisconsin Fall Drug Take Back Collection Yields 54,040 Pounds of Unwanted Medications to Fight Opioid Epidemic
Murphy’s Law: 21 Election Winners and Losers
Murphy’s Law

21 Election Winners and Losers

Beyond the ballot totals, which groups, advocates and trends won or lost?

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler on Attorney General Kaul’s Re-Election Victory
Kaul Defeats Toney for Attorney General

Kaul Defeats Toney for Attorney General

Incumbent wins reelection by tiny, 33,000-vote margin. Toney concedes defeat.

Senator Agard Reacts to the Re-Election of Governor Evers and Attorney General Kaul
AG Candidate Eric Toney Targets Milwaukee Crime

AG Candidate Eric Toney Targets Milwaukee Crime

GOP challenger would have DOJ take over cases Milwaukee DA declines to prosecute.

Kaul Says State Shouldn’t Enforce Abortion Ban

Kaul Says State Shouldn’t Enforce Abortion Ban

If re-elected, Attorney General will prioritize prosecuting homicide, rape, major crimes.

Vote Tuesday: Candidates For Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer
Vote Tuesday

Candidates For Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer

Green, Libertarian and Constitution parties join the Democratic and Republican parties in fielding candidates.

Murphy’s Law: Attorney General Race Is A Brutal Battle
Murphy’s Law

Attorney General Race Is A Brutal Battle

Can Democrat Josh Kaul withstand the attacks? He's cool under fire, but maybe too cool.

Wisconsin Department of Justice Announces Enforcement Actions Against Two Alleged Illegal Robocallers
Press Release

Wisconsin Department of Justice Announces Enforcement Actions Against Two Alleged Illegal Robocallers

National Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force seeks answers

Toney Highlights Crime in Attorney General Race

Toney Highlights Crime in Attorney General Race

Republican challenger pushes to handle local Milwaukee crimes, chases election fraud.

Kaul’s Campaign Pushes Abortion Rights

Kaul’s Campaign Pushes Abortion Rights

Democratic Attorney General also pushes gun control, environmental protection in closely fought battle for reelection.

The State of Politics: 7 Issues That Define Evers, Michels
The State of Politics

7 Issues That Define Evers, Michels

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and GOP challenger Tim Michels deeply disagree on the issues.

Obama Says Evers, Barnes Will ‘Fight For You’

Obama Says Evers, Barnes Will ‘Fight For You’

In Milwaukee former president warns future of democracy hinges on 2022 election.

Attorney General Candidates Spar Over Abortion, Gun Control in Debate

Attorney General Candidates Spar Over Abortion, Gun Control in Debate

Race pits incumbent Democrat Josh Kaul against Republican challenger Eric Toney

DOJ Joins Coalition Backing States’ Ability to Enforce Their Constitutions to Ensure Free and Fair Elections
Press Release

DOJ Joins Coalition Backing States’ Ability to Enforce Their Constitutions to Ensure Free and Fair Elections

Builds on Strong Track Record of Protecting and Expanding Voting Rights, Ensuring All Eligible Americans Can Make Their Voices Heard

Early In-Person Voting Begins In State

Early In-Person Voting Begins In State

Even as election lawsuits continue, nearly 260,000 voters across Wisconsin have submitted absentee ballots.

Drug Take Back Day is October 29
Press Release

Drug Take Back Day is October 29

October 25, 2022

Campaign Cash: Record Spending by Outside Groups for Republicans
Campaign Cash

Record Spending by Outside Groups for Republicans

$29 million to support GOP candidates for state office vs. $7.7 million for Democrats.

Oshkosh Man Convicted of Elder Abuse After Alleged Theft of $426,000 from Elderly Victim
How Will Evers, Michels Handle Crime?

How Will Evers, Michels Handle Crime?

Challenger hammering key issue for Republicans, independents. What solutions does each candidate for governor offer?

State Agencies Launch Real Talks Campaign to Prevent and Reduce Substance Use
Press Release

State Agencies Launch Real Talks Campaign to Prevent and Reduce Substance Use

Strategies encourage open, honest, and caring conversations about drugs

Wisconsin DOJ Announces $1.65 Million Agreement with Container Life Cycle Management LLC Resolving Air and Hazardous Waste Violations
Gov. Evers, DNR Announce Beginning of PFAS Firefighting Foam Collection for Disposal
AG Kaul Announces Lawsuit Against Florida Company for Deceptive Mailers Cheating Over 6,000 Wisconsin Businesses
Debate About Whether To Enforce Abortion Ban Could Hurt OB-GYN Recruitment, Retention

Debate About Whether To Enforce Abortion Ban Could Hurt OB-GYN Recruitment, Retention

Wisconsin's 1849 ban could result in felony charges for doctors.

Wisconsin DOJ Partners with UW Madison & UW Platteville for First Female Focused Criminal Justice Mentorship Program
Wisconsin Department of Justice Working to Protect Fair Elections
Press Release

Wisconsin Department of Justice Working to Protect Fair Elections

AG Kaul Issues Reminder: Intimidating Voters and Threatening Election Workers is Illegal

Your Right to Know: AG Candidates Agree on Transparency Funding, But Not Related Legal Decisions
Your Right to Know

AG Candidates Agree on Transparency Funding, But Not Related Legal Decisions

More money needed for public records issue, but Kaul and Toney aren't in unison on what should be public.

Wisconsin DOJ Partners with FCC Enforcement Staff on Robocall Investigations
Senator Agard Commemorates Domestic Violence Awareness Month
What’s Next For Lawsuit Over Wisconsin’s 1849 Abortion Ban?

What’s Next For Lawsuit Over Wisconsin’s 1849 Abortion Ban?

Attorney General Josh Kaul pursuing lawsuit to block law's enforcement.

Republican-Controlled Legislature Has Hindered Environmental Protection

Republican-Controlled Legislature Has Hindered Environmental Protection

Conservation group releases report claims politics have trumped environment since 2011.

Wisconsin DOJ Joins FTC, Other AGs in Standing Up for Farmers
After Texts Released, DNR Board Member Publicly Calls For Prehn To Resign

After Texts Released, DNR Board Member Publicly Calls For Prehn To Resign

Walker appointee with expired term has refused to leave board, which texts reveal is politically motivated.

Attorney General Seeks Huge Spending Hike

Attorney General Seeks Huge Spending Hike

Calling it a ‘crime-fighting budget,’ Kaul wants a roughly 60% increase in next biennium.

AG Kaul Announces 2023-2025 Crime Fighting Budget
Press Release

AG Kaul Announces 2023-2025 Crime Fighting Budget

Crime Fighting Budget Invests in Law Enforcement, Keeping Kids Safe

Office of School Safety Releases Speak Up, Speak Out Annual Report
Vice President Backs Abortion Fight

Vice President Backs Abortion Fight

Kamala Harris visits Milwaukee, speaks to Democratic Attorneys General group, endorses Josh Kaul's lawsuit against abortion ban.

Gov. Evers Calls Special Session of the Legislature to Create a Pathway for Wisconsinites to Repeal 1849-era Criminal Abortion Ban
Vice President Harris Will Visit Milwaukee

Vice President Harris Will Visit Milwaukee

Harris coming Thursday to speak at Democratic Attorneys General conference, meet with local Latino leaders.

RPW Statement on AG Kaul Abortion Lawsuit
Gov. Evers Receives 2022 US Water Prize from the US Water Alliance
MKE County: Board Considers Abortion Rights Proposal
MKE County

Board Considers Abortion Rights Proposal

After protests at his home, Sup. Rolland pushes resolution asking county lobbyists to advocate for state abortion law.

Attorney General Kaul Statement on Passage of Opioid Settlement Spending Plan
Press Release

Attorney General Kaul Statement on Passage of Opioid Settlement Spending Plan

“Today’s vote means that millions of dollars that DOJ helped secure to fight the opioid epidemic can now start being used to make Wisconsinites safer,” said Attorney General Kaul.

Wisconsin DOJ, 33 States Reach $438.5 Million Agreement with JUUL Labs
Press Release

Wisconsin DOJ, 33 States Reach $438.5 Million Agreement with JUUL Labs

Wisconsin’s allocated share of the agreement would be more than $14.4 million.

Racine County Man Charged With Felonies for Absentee Ballot Scheme

Racine County Man Charged With Felonies for Absentee Ballot Scheme

Harry Wait requested other citizens' absentee ballots to prove election fraud was possible.

Union Grove Man Charged with Election Fraud
Press Release

Union Grove Man Charged with Election Fraud

“The Wisconsin Department of Justice is committed to ensuring that the integrity of our elections is protected from alleged intentional violations of the law,” said AG Josh Kaul.

Wisconsin DOJ Supports Federal Rule to Help Stop the Flow of Ghost Guns and Protect Communities
Press Release

Wisconsin DOJ Supports Federal Rule to Help Stop the Flow of Ghost Guns and Protect Communities

The new federal rule to regulate ghost guns—issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)—will require that buyers pass background checks before purchasing weapons parts kits, and that law enforcement officers can trace self-made guns that are later used in a crime.

Legislators Still Sitting on Opioid Funding

Legislators Still Sitting on Opioid Funding

Democrats, health officials says lives could be lost if settlement funds not used to fight drug epidemic.

Wisconsin DOJ Joins Bipartisan Effort in Support of Changes to 90/10 Rule, Calls for Stronger Borrower Protections
Press Release

Wisconsin DOJ Joins Bipartisan Effort in Support of Changes to 90/10 Rule, Calls for Stronger Borrower Protections

Letter to U.S. Department of Education Stresses Importance of Preventing Abuse and Exploitation by Predatory For-Profit Schools

Vos Withdraws Subpoenas, Ends Gableman Probe

Vos Withdraws Subpoenas, Ends Gableman Probe

14-month election investigation “accomplished nothing,” judge wrote.

Kaul Will Prosecute Threats Against Election Workers

Kaul Will Prosecute Threats Against Election Workers

"Intimidating election officials is a crime,’ Wisconsin Attorney General warns.

State’s PFAS-Polluted Towns Hail EPA Proposal

State’s PFAS-Polluted Towns Hail EPA Proposal

Decision to list chemicals as hazardous substances could strengthen EPA’s response.

State School Safety Hotline Has Gotten 1,000 Tips This Year

State School Safety Hotline Has Gotten 1,000 Tips This Year

Kaul touts hotline as a way to prevent possible tragedies.

GOP Lawmakers Want Lawsuit Against Abortion Ban Dismissed

GOP Lawmakers Want Lawsuit Against Abortion Ban Dismissed

The three legislative leaders being sued by state DOJ say they aren't the right people to sue.

Speak Up, Speak Out Tip Line Celebrates Countless Successes in Advance of Two-Year Anniversary
AG Kaul Issues AG Opinion on SWIB Authority to Issue Debt
Wisconsin DOJ Leads Major Victory in the Fight Against Makers of Suboxone
Wisconsin DOJ Joins Supreme Court Brief in Support of Colorado’s Anti-Discrimination Law
Press Release

Wisconsin DOJ Joins Supreme Court Brief in Support of Colorado’s Anti-Discrimination Law

Case Involves Colorado Wedding Website Designer’s Intent to Refuse to Create Wedding Websites for LGBTQ+ Couples; States Defend Constitutionality of Public Accommodations Law

Wisconsin DOJ Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Reject Challenge to Key Law Protecting Rights of Native American Children, Families, and Tribes
Press Release

Wisconsin DOJ Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Reject Challenge to Key Law Protecting Rights of Native American Children, Families, and Tribes

Joins bipartisan coalition in effort to prevent unwarranted displacement of Native American children from their tribal communities

Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin PFAS Action Council 2022 PFAS Action Plan Progress Report
Gov. Evers, AG Kaul Slam Republicans for Again Delaying Funds to Combat Opioid Epidemic
Press Release

Gov. Evers, AG Kaul Slam Republicans for Again Delaying Funds to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Anonymous GOP objection delays $6 million in settlement funds from pharmaceutical manufacturer and distributors for opioid and substance misuse prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery programming

Wisconsin DOJ Celebrates Department of Education Decision to Grant Group Discharge of $3.9 Billion for 208,000 Borrowers Defrauded by ITT Technical Institute
City Hall: Milwaukee Gets $18 Million Opioid Settlement
City Hall

Milwaukee Gets $18 Million Opioid Settlement

But overdoses, deaths and need for treatment continue to increase.

Father Still Seeks Justice 18 Years After Kenosha Police Killed His Son

Father Still Seeks Justice 18 Years After Kenosha Police Killed His Son

Michael Bell Sr. has struggled to get a new investigation into his sons 2004 killing.

Vote Tuesday: Statewide Democratic Candidates
Vote Tuesday

Statewide Democratic Candidates

Contested races for treasurer, secretary of state, lieutenant governor and U.S. senator.

State DNR Adds New PFAS Rules

State DNR Adds New PFAS Rules

Regulating 'forever chemicals' in drinking water, surface water and fire fighting foam.

AG Kaul Announces Formation of a Nationwide Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force
Press Release

AG Kaul Announces Formation of a Nationwide Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force

Attorneys General form a national, bipartisan Task Force to combat robocalling

DHS Submits Updated Proposal for Opioid Settlement Funds to the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance
Press Release

DHS Submits Updated Proposal for Opioid Settlement Funds to the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance

Plan includes recommendations on how the state should use $31 million awarded from agreement with pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors

Wisconsin DOJ Announces Agreement with Former Opioid Maker Allergan
Press Release

Wisconsin DOJ Announces Agreement with Former Opioid Maker Allergan

Company agrees to pay up to $2.37 billion to settle opioid claims

Racine Man Commits Voter Fraud to Prove It Can Be Done

Racine Man Commits Voter Fraud to Prove It Can Be Done

State Elections Commission calls for charges. Racine County law enforcement does nothing.

Four Disabled Voters Sue State in Federal Court

Four Disabled Voters Sue State in Federal Court

WI Supreme Court ruling on absentee voting bars them from casting ballots, suit says.

Opioids Maker Teva Agrees to $4.25 Billion Settlement
Press Release

Opioids Maker Teva Agrees to $4.25 Billion Settlement

Preliminary agreement would provide cash, naloxone to address opioids crisis

Murphy’s Law: A Radical Republican Debate
Murphy’s Law

A Radical Republican Debate

Which of GOP candidates Kleefisch, Michels and Ramthun had most extreme views in debate?

DOJ Joins Coalition Urging Supreme Court Not to Weaken Voting Rights Act Protections in Alabama Redistricting Case
Press Release

DOJ Joins Coalition Urging Supreme Court Not to Weaken Voting Rights Act Protections in Alabama Redistricting Case

21 Attorneys General Argue that Alabama’s Congressional Maps Unlawfully Dilute Minority Voting Power and Should Be Redrawn

State Trying to Dispose of PFAS Firefighting Foam

State Trying to Dispose of PFAS Firefighting Foam

DNR looking for a contractor to take 25,000 gallons of foam off states hands.

Can Abortion Pills Be Mailed Legally in Wisconsin?

Can Abortion Pills Be Mailed Legally in Wisconsin?

It's legal to receive them in the mail, but a physician could be charged for mailing them.

State Files Suit Against PFAS Manufacturers

State Files Suit Against PFAS Manufacturers

Evers, AG Kaul say suit seeks to force companies to pay for clean water, and environmental clean up.

Gov. Evers, AG Kaul File Lawsuit Against Tyco Fire Products, Chemguard, 3M, DuPont, and Others for PFAS Contamination and Damage to Wisconsin’s Water and Natural Resources
Murphy’s Law: Crute Building Statewide ‘Truth’ Radio
Murphy’s Law

Crute Building Statewide ‘Truth’ Radio

Owner of liberal outlet in Madison envisions network of 12 stations in 7 markets with factual news shows.

DOJ Joins Coalition of 20 States Backing Important New Federal Rule to Regulate Ghost Guns and Make Communities Safer
Press Release

DOJ Joins Coalition of 20 States Backing Important New Federal Rule to Regulate Ghost Guns and Make Communities Safer

Amicus Brief Continues Efforts to Support Commonsense Gun Regulations and Improve Public Safety

DOJ Launches $2 Million Critical Incident Mapping Data Grant Program
The State of Politics: How Governor’s Power Was Weakened
The State of Politics

How Governor’s Power Was Weakened

Recent high court decision latest of several rulings reducing governor's power.

Campaign Cash: Service Employees Union Spends Big
Campaign Cash

Service Employees Union Spends Big

Since 2010, SEIU has spent more than $2.3 million on Democratic candidates in state.

DOJ Announces $65,000 Settlement with Emerald Sky Dairy to Resolve Violations of Wisconsin’s Wastewater Laws
Legal Fight Over Gableman Probe Keeps Growing

Legal Fight Over Gableman Probe Keeps Growing

One year into investigation it's spawned an ever-growing number of court cases.

State Supreme Court Says Natural Resources Board Member Can Stay

State Supreme Court Says Natural Resources Board Member Can Stay

Legislature won't okay Evers appointee to replace Fred Prehn so Prehn won’t step down.

Anti-Abortion Groups Want To Tighten 1849 Ban

Anti-Abortion Groups Want To Tighten 1849 Ban

Seek to end 19th century law’s exception to protect life of a mother.

AG Kaul Statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision in Kaul v. Prehn
Kaul, Evers Sue to Challenge 1849 Abortion Ban

Kaul, Evers Sue to Challenge 1849 Abortion Ban

Suit says 1849 law superseded by later laws, names GOP legislative leaders as defendants.

Gov. Evers, AG Kaul Announce Direct Legal Challenge to Wisconsin’ s 1800s-era Criminal Abortion Ban
Press Release

Gov. Evers, AG Kaul Announce Direct Legal Challenge to Wisconsin’ s 1800s-era Criminal Abortion Ban

In wake of U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, lawsuit challenges archaic abortion statute banning nearly all abortions in Wisconsin, including in cases of rape and incest

PPWI Leaders Applaud AG Josh Kaul’s Challenge to WI Criminal Abortion Ban
Out-Of-State Abortion Providers Will Help Wisconsin Patients

Out-Of-State Abortion Providers Will Help Wisconsin Patients

Clinics in Illinois, Minnesota get ready for huge influx of patients from other states.

Republican Candidates Attack Tim Michels

Republican Candidates Attack Tim Michels

Michels doesn’t attend GOP gubernatorial debate. Kleefisch, Nicholson, Ramthun all blast him.

Evers Offers Clemency For Doctors Prosecuted for Providing Abortions

Evers Offers Clemency For Doctors Prosecuted for Providing Abortions

Governor made commitment during keynote speech of the state Democratic Party Convention.

State Leaders React to Overturning of Roe

State Leaders React to Overturning of Roe

Republicans celebrate, Democrats say they are ‘heartbroken’

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

High court ends constitutional right to abortion.

State GOP Lawmakers Reject Special Session on Abortion

State GOP Lawmakers Reject Special Session on Abortion

GOP-controlled Senate adjourned in 15 seconds a special session to repeal 1849 law banning abortion.

Jury Finds Waterford Man Guilty in Civil Storm Water Case
DOJ Announces Mallinckrodt to Pay $230 Million Agreement in Underpayment of Medicaid Drug Rebates Lawsuit
Office of School Safety Launches Critical Incident Response Team Program
Evers Calls Special Session To Overturn 1849 Abortion Ban

Evers Calls Special Session To Overturn 1849 Abortion Ban

Kleefisch urges Republican legislators to reject special session.

‘Tangled Series’ of Abortion Laws Since 1849

‘Tangled Series’ of Abortion Laws Since 1849

Wisconsin has had many laws passed on abortion which could cause confusion if Roe overturned.

Gov. Evers Calls Special Session to Defend Reproductive Healthcare Access in Wisconsin as U.S. Supreme Court Eyes Overturning Roe v. Wade
Press Release

Gov. Evers Calls Special Session to Defend Reproductive Healthcare Access in Wisconsin as U.S. Supreme Court Eyes Overturning Roe v. Wade

Governor’s special session to take up swift repeal of Wisconsin’s 1800s-era law that could criminalize nearly all abortions if Roe is overturned

Investigation Continues in ’Targeted Killing’ of Judge

Investigation Continues in ’Targeted Killing’ of Judge

Accused killer’s list of targets included Gov. Evers, Mitch McConnell, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

A Milwaukee Planned Parenthood Prepares for the End of Roe

A Milwaukee Planned Parenthood Prepares for the End of Roe

Should Roe v. Wade be overturned, the clinic must stop all abortion procedures as soon as the ruling is public.

AG Kaul Calls Juneau County Killing a ‘Targeted’ Attack

AG Kaul Calls Juneau County Killing a ‘Targeted’ Attack

AG says the suspect is believe to have targeted others.

Wisconsin DOJ Announces $36 Million in Loan Discharge for more than 3,000 Wisconsinites who Attended Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
Gableman Election Review $220,500 Over Budget

Gableman Election Review $220,500 Over Budget

Partisan election review has cost taxpayers nearly $900,000, largely due to lawsuits.

Kaul Announces State Sex Assault Kits Tracking System

Kaul Announces State Sex Assault Kits Tracking System

Goal tp 'empower’ assault survivors, allow them to track progress on investigations.

Rep. Deb Andraca Ran To Change Gun Laws

Rep. Deb Andraca Ran To Change Gun Laws

Recent mass shootings a reminder that gun control laws have gone nowhere in Wisconsin.

State Democrats Push Gun Restrictions After Texas Shootings

State Democrats Push Gun Restrictions After Texas Shootings

Kaul calls for law requiring background checks and preventing sale of 'ghost guns.'

AG Kaul Announces Launch of Statewide Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System for Victims
Godlewski Crafts ‘Common Sense’ Campaign

Godlewski Crafts ‘Common Sense’ Campaign

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate stresses ‘kitchen table’ issues and abortion rights.

AG Kaul Announces $19.2 Million Agreement with Ford Motor Company for False Advertising of Fuel-Efficiency, Payload Capacity
Wisconsin Justice Blasts ‘Dangerous Loophole’ for Concealed Carry

Wisconsin Justice Blasts ‘Dangerous Loophole’ for Concealed Carry

Current law allows some with history of domestic violence to carry a concealed weapon.

Op Ed: Officials Should Oppose Health Care Merger
Op Ed

Officials Should Oppose Health Care Merger

Merger of Advocate Aurora and Atrium Health won't improve care but will increase prices.

Democrats File Suit Against State Republicans Who Posed As Electors

Democrats File Suit Against State Republicans Who Posed As Electors

Lawsuit argues actions of false presidential electors led to Jan. 6 insurrection.

Clergy and Faith Leader Initiative Child Sexual Assault Case Charged in Douglas County
Press Release

Clergy and Faith Leader Initiative Child Sexual Assault Case Charged in Douglas County

Anyone with information on clergy or faith leader abuse is encouraged to report it at SupportSurvivors.widoj.gov or by calling 1-877-222-2620

AG Kaul Announces Distribution of 975,000 Child ID Kits Across Wisconsin
Back in the News: Gwen Moore Discusses Her Abortion
Back in the News

Gwen Moore Discusses Her Abortion

One of few woman in Congress to talk frankly about the days before Roe, an era that may soon return.

The State of Politics: Will Abortion Issue Drive Election Turnout?
The State of Politics

Will Abortion Issue Drive Election Turnout?

Democrats link it with same-sex issue, push turnout, could be key issue in races for governor, attorney general.

Campaign Cash: GOP Group In D.C. Targets Josh Kaul
Campaign Cash

GOP Group In D.C. Targets Josh Kaul

Republican AG Association will spend nearly $700,000 on ads against WI attorney general.

AG Kaul Announces Appointment of Division of Law Enforcement Services Administrator Steven Wagner
Judge Rules Against Law Giving Legislators Power Over Attorney General Settlements

Judge Rules Against Law Giving Legislators Power Over Attorney General Settlements

Cites 170-year history before lame duck law. Republicans will appeal ruling.

DOJ Releases Police Use-of-Force Data

DOJ Releases Police Use-of-Force Data

Information from 96% of state’s law enforcement agencies shows how and when force used.

AG Kaul Announces New Use of Force and Arrest-Related Death Data Dashboard
Press Release

AG Kaul Announces New Use of Force and Arrest-Related Death Data Dashboard

96% of Wisconsin Law Enforcement Agencies Reporting, Covering 99.9% of Wisconsin’s Population

State Has About 6,400 Abortions Per Year

State Has About 6,400 Abortions Per Year

State’s rate per live births, just half that of the nation, may reflect restrictive laws.

WI DOJ Secures $2,370,000 for Wisconsin Consumers Deceived by Turbo Tax
Press Release

WI DOJ Secures $2,370,000 for Wisconsin Consumers Deceived by Turbo Tax

Wisconsin Joins All 50 States in Agreement with TurboTax Owner Intuit for Deceiving Low-Income Americans into Paying for Free Tax Services

Kaul Says State’s 1849 Abortion Ban May Not Be Enforceable

Kaul Says State’s 1849 Abortion Ban May Not Be Enforceable

Predicts lawsuits and says Department of Justice won’t enforce ban.

Gov. Evers Leads Coalition of 17 Governors in Calling for Immediate Action to Protect Reproductive Rights
Press Release

Gov. Evers Leads Coalition of 17 Governors in Calling for Immediate Action to Protect Reproductive Rights

As U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, governors call for swift passage of Women’s Health Protection Act

The State of Politics: The 161 Executive Orders of Gov. Evers
The State of Politics

The 161 Executive Orders of Gov. Evers

Seizing a way to dramatize his political philosophy, and giving opponents campaign issues.

Op Ed: Tim Michels Is No Political ‘Outsider’
Op Ed

Tim Michels Is No Political ‘Outsider’

Candidate for governor has long record of political donations, lobbying, state contracts.

Special Report: Who Is Conducting Gableman’s Investigation?
Special Report

Who Is Conducting Gableman’s Investigation?

Private lawyer and partisan group heavily involved in taxpayer funded election probe.

AG Kaul Supports Benefits for Public Safety Officers, Family Affected by Work-Related PTSD
Doug La Follette Faces Primary Challenge for Secretary of State

Doug La Follette Faces Primary Challenge for Secretary of State

Alexia Sabor, Chair of Dane County Democratic Party, running for Secretary of State.

State Clergy Abuse Probe Reports Results

State Clergy Abuse Probe Reports Results

200 reports, more than 150 people accused, 1 criminal case, other prosecutions possible, Kaul says.

AG Kaul Releases Update in Advance of One-Year Anniversary of Clergy and Faith Leader Abuse Initiative
Press Release

AG Kaul Releases Update in Advance of One-Year Anniversary of Clergy and Faith Leader Abuse Initiative

Over 200 completed reports of over 150 abusers, 51 reporting for the first time

Fight Over Pollution Lawsuits Continues

Fight Over Pollution Lawsuits Continues

Three settlements okayed but GOP legislators and Attorney General war over who gets money awarded.

AG Josh Kaul Pushes Public Safety Legislation

AG Josh Kaul Pushes Public Safety Legislation

Kaul calls for passage of bill providing $115 million for crime prevention, gun control.

AG Kaul Releases 2021 Annual Crime Lab Report
Press Release

AG Kaul Releases 2021 Annual Crime Lab Report

Despite impacts of COVID-19, crime labs well positioned for the future

AG Kaul Applauds EPA for Plan to Reaffirm Mercury and Air Toxics Standards
Press Release

AG Kaul Applauds EPA for Plan to Reaffirm Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

Comments Support EPA’s Plan to Reverse the Trump Administration’s Illegal Finding Against Regulating Toxic Air Pollution from Power Plants

Judge Ends Search for Deleted Emails, Texts From Vos’ Phone

Judge Ends Search for Deleted Emails, Texts From Vos’ Phone

Assembly Speaker has turned over almost 20,000 deleted emails from his state account, attorney says.

Report Details Opioid Addiction Solutions

Report Details Opioid Addiction Solutions

After listening sessions, WI Department of Health Services recommends expanded treatment and attention to root causes.

AG Kaul, DATCP Announce Enforcement Action Against Extended Vehicle Warranty Telemarketer
Peshtigo Residents Seek Superfund Designation for PFAS Pollution

Peshtigo Residents Seek Superfund Designation for PFAS Pollution

Residents send petition to EPA after two of six city wells shut down for high PFAS levels.

Democrats Fail Farmers During National Agriculture Week
City Hall: Lead Program Investigation Closed Without Criminal Charges
City Hall

Lead Program Investigation Closed Without Criminal Charges

But investigation confirms program was mismanaged.

DOJ Prosecutors Making Significant Impact on Drug Cases in Wisconsin
Press Release

DOJ Prosecutors Making Significant Impact on Drug Cases in Wisconsin

AG Kaul Releases Drug Prosecutor Report, Calls for Extension of HOPE Policy Positions

Legal Battle Over Gableman Subpoenas Drags On

Legal Battle Over Gableman Subpoenas Drags On

Gableman's partisan election review will continue until subpoena lawsuits resolved.

AG Kaul Calls on EPA to Strengthen Protections Against Childhood Lead Poisoning
Evers Gives Milwaukee $20 Million for Public Safety

Evers Gives Milwaukee $20 Million for Public Safety

Majority of ARPA funding to county will go toward court system's case backlog.

Kaul Sues Companies On Forever Chemicals

Kaul Sues Companies On Forever Chemicals

AG seeks monetary damages, cleanup by Johnson Controls, Tyco for PFAS pollution in Marinette.

AG Kaul Files Lawsuit Against Johnson Controls, Inc. and Tyco Fire Products for PFAS Violations
State Supreme Court Hears Natural Resources Board Case

State Supreme Court Hears Natural Resources Board Case

Former chair Fred Prehn refuses to vacate his seat on the board.

Fentanyl Drives Record Overdoses in 2021

Fentanyl Drives Record Overdoses in 2021

Milwaukee County Medical Examiner reported 643 drug overdoses in 2021.

AG Kaul announces environmental judgment requiring Wisconsin Veneer and Plywood, Inc. pay a $75,000 penalty
Gableman Report About ‘Vibes and Feelings’

Gableman Report About ‘Vibes and Feelings’

Inflammatory 136-page report offers no new information on 2020 election, experts say.

AG Kaul Statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court Redistricting Decision
Jury Finds Fond du Lac Man Guilty in Homicide Case
AG Kaul and DATCP Alert Consumers Impacted by Massive 2021 T-Mobile Data Breach to Protect Their Personal Information
The Gableman Conspiracy ‘Circus’

The Gableman Conspiracy ‘Circus’

Offers hours of conspiracy-laden testimony and new report pushing to decertify 2020 election which Republican calls illegal, a ‘fool’s errand.'

State Legislation Would Protect Gun Dealers From Lawsuits

State Legislation Would Protect Gun Dealers From Lawsuits

Bill passes Assembly and Senate. It also protects manufacturers.

AG Kaul Urges Federal Trade Commission to Create Robust Rule Outlawing Impersonation Scams
AG Kaul Issues Statement on Assembly Joint Resolution 107
Republicans Push Wiretapping Bill

Republicans Push Wiretapping Bill

More aggressive intercepting of social media than federal law permits, ACLU charges.

Kaul, Planned Parenthood Oppose Abortion Ban

Kaul, Planned Parenthood Oppose Abortion Ban

GOP bill almost identical to restrictive 6-week abortion ban passed in Texas.

AG Kaul announces environmental judgment requiring Gage Marine Corporation pay a $25,000 penalty
AG Kaul Celebrates ICAC Accomplishments on Safer Internet Day
Supreme Court Denies Kleefisch Election Lawsuit

Supreme Court Denies Kleefisch Election Lawsuit

4-3 ruling rejects challenge to absentee ballot boxes by Republican candidate for governor.

AG Kaul Announces $2 Million Agreement with Hayat Pharmacy
Wood County Man Charged with Child Sexual Assault in Connection to Clergy and Faith Leader Initiative
Press Release

Wood County Man Charged with Child Sexual Assault in Connection to Clergy and Faith Leader Initiative

Survivors are still encouraged to report abuse at SupportSurvivors.widoj.gov or by calling 1-877-222-2620

Dems Want Elections Commissioner Involved in ‘Alternate Electors’ Scandal Removed

Dems Want Elections Commissioner Involved in ‘Alternate Electors’ Scandal Removed

Commissioner Spindell signed documents seeking to cast state's electors for Trump in 2020.

AG Kaul, DFI Partner with CFTC and 26 State Securities Regulators to Stop $68 Million Precious Metals Scheme that Targeted the Elderly
U.S. House Committee Subpoenas 2 Wisconsin ‘False’ Electors

U.S. House Committee Subpoenas 2 Wisconsin ‘False’ Electors

10 state Republicans voted as ‘alternate’ electors, seeking to overturn legal election.

State Supreme Court Rules For GOP In Redistricting Attorneys Suit

State Supreme Court Rules For GOP In Redistricting Attorneys Suit

Republican lawmakers sued for hiring redistricting attorneys before process even began.

Illinois Man Sentenced for Distributing Drugs in Wisconsin that Linked to Fatal Overdoses
Democrats Push Abortion Rights Bill

Democrats Push Abortion Rights Bill

Without Roe, old state law would prevail, making abortion a felony, with penalty of up to 6 years in prison

Gov. Evers Joins AG Kaul, Lawmakers, Advocates in Push to Defend Reproductive Healthcare Access in Wisconsin
Press Release

Gov. Evers Joins AG Kaul, Lawmakers, Advocates in Push to Defend Reproductive Healthcare Access in Wisconsin

Days before Roe v. Wade anniversary, leaders call for urgent action to protect access to abortion in light of pending U.S. Supreme Court decision

AG Kaul Urges FDA to Preserve State Regulation of Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids
Survivor Group Gives Investigators Records Documenting Clergy Abuse

Survivor Group Gives Investigators Records Documenting Clergy Abuse

Thousands of documents show evidence of abuse and cover up, according to the group.

Kaul Says Feds Should Prosecute State’s GOP False Electors

Kaul Says Feds Should Prosecute State’s GOP False Electors

10 Wisconsin Republicans sent phony electoral ballots for Trump to Congress.

AG Kaul Announces $1.85 Billion Settlement with Student Loan Servicer Navient
Press Release

AG Kaul Announces $1.85 Billion Settlement with Student Loan Servicer Navient

Settlement includes $1.7 billion in debt cancellation and $95 million in restitution; Wisconsin borrowers will receive over $23.8 million in relief

AG Kaul Works to Stop International Scam Calls
Court Rejects Kaul Suit to Stop GOP Election Probe’s Subpoena

Court Rejects Kaul Suit to Stop GOP Election Probe’s Subpoena

But judge warns she could reopen case if Gableman seek penalties against WEC leader.

AG Kaul Shares Signs of Human Trafficking During Human Trafficking Prevention Month
Robin Vos ‘Selling Out Democracy’?

Robin Vos ‘Selling Out Democracy’?

Hintz looks back at four years as Assembly minority leader and how Republicans ‘lost their way.’

AG Kaul Issues Statement on One-Year Anniversary of U.S. Capitol Insurrection
GOP Bills Use Federal Funds for Policing

GOP Bills Use Federal Funds for Policing

Using pandemic money to recruit, retain and teach respect for police. Evers controls allocations.

Campaign Cash: Planned Parenthood Spends Big On Elections
Campaign Cash

Planned Parenthood Spends Big On Elections

But little influence on legislation in face of Republican domination.

Three Sentenced in Wood County Meth Conspiracy Case
Judge Blomme Gets 9-Year Sentence For Child Pornography

Judge Blomme Gets 9-Year Sentence For Child Pornography

Elected in 2020, arrested in March. Actions called 'the worst of the worst' at sentencing.

AG Kaul Announces Judgment Including $90,000 Penalty for Alleged Hazardous Waste Violations
Assembly Democrats Elevate New Generation

Assembly Democrats Elevate New Generation

Youth, diversity on the rise. But Rep. Anderson offers protest on workplace disability issue.

AG Kaul and Wisconsin Emergency Management Announce Wireless Emergency Alerts for Certain Silver Alert Cases
AG Kaul Joins Amicus Brief in Support of Dreamers, Pushes Back on Texas Lawsuit Attacking DACA
AG Kaul Reminds Wisconsinites of Speak Up, Speak Out School Safety Tool
Quit ‘Chasing Conspiracy Theories,’ Kaul Urges Republicans

Quit ‘Chasing Conspiracy Theories,’ Kaul Urges Republicans

Election investigation ‘wasting taxpayer money,’ attorney general charges.

AG Kaul Announces Appointment of Tina Virgil to be Division of Criminal Investigation Administrator
Vos Can’t Say When Election Probe Will End

Vos Can’t Say When Election Probe Will End

Nor whether additional funding for investigation will be needed. ‘We don’t know.’

AG Kaul Announces Judgment Requiring $90,000 Penalty for Alleged Excess Emissions and Other Air Pollution Violations
Evers Signs Law to Prevent Rape Kit Backlog

Evers Signs Law to Prevent Rape Kit Backlog

Attorney General Kaul campaigned on the issue and Republicans had stalled the bill.

Vilas County Woman Sentenced for Stealing $400,000 from Elderly Victim
Op Ed: Evers Didn’t Do Enough on Fair Maps
Op Ed

Evers Didn’t Do Enough on Fair Maps

He gambled on Hagedorn. And lost his bet.

Rep. Robyn Vining Commends Signing of Sexual Assault Kit Reform Legislation into Law
AG Kaul Celebrates Sexual Assault Kit Reform Legislation Becoming Law
Press Release

AG Kaul Celebrates Sexual Assault Kit Reform Legislation Becoming Law

New law to help prevent a future backlog of sexual assault kits in Wisconsin

Kaul Joins States Against Abortion “Gag” Rule

Kaul Joins States Against Abortion “Gag” Rule

24 attorneys general seek overthrow of Trump rule cutting family planning funding and advice.

AG Kaul Joins Multistate Coalition in Support of Efforts to Preserve and Fortify DACA
Americans for Prosperity Calls on Gov. Evers to Protect WI Workers Against Misguided Vaccine & Testing Mandates
Gableman Reveals Staff in Election Probe

Gableman Reveals Staff in Election Probe

Nine staff earning up to $10,000 month in Republican-backed investigation.

AG Kaul Joins Coalition in Support of Federal Efforts to Restore Endangered Species Act Protections for Habitat
AG Kaul Calls on U.S. Senate to Pass Legislation to Protect the Public from Toxic ‘Forever’ Chemicals
Press Release

AG Kaul Calls on U.S. Senate to Pass Legislation to Protect the Public from Toxic ‘Forever’ Chemicals

Coalition Urges Senate Leadership to Strengthen Public Health Protections from PFAS in the National Defense Authorization Act

AG Kaul Issues Statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court Redistricting Decision
Baldwin Pushes for Bipartisan Military Justice Bill to Be Included in NDAA
Press Release

Baldwin Pushes for Bipartisan Military Justice Bill to Be Included in NDAA

Senate-passed Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act supported by 66 Senate Co-Sponsors, 220 House Co-Sponsors, 29 State Attorneys General, and coalition of major veterans groups

Attorney General Kaul Statement on the Verdict in Wisconsin v. Rittenhouse
Sexual Assault Kit Bills Finally Sent to Governor

Sexual Assault Kit Bills Finally Sent to Governor

Bills aimed at preventing a future backlog took years to make it through state legislature.

AG Kaul Joins Nationwide Investigation into Instagram’s Impact on Young People
Press Release

AG Kaul Joins Nationwide Investigation into Instagram’s Impact on Young People

Attorneys General Concerned for Safety and Well-Being of Children; Examining Potential Violations of Consumer Protection Laws

Milwaukee Man Charged with Sexual Assault After Backlogged Kit is Tested
DOJ Suit Targets Notorious Local Landlord

DOJ Suit Targets Notorious Local Landlord

Milwaukee landlord Youssef Berrada and his firm charged with 15 violations of state law.

AG Kaul Announces Lawsuit Alleging Milwaukee Landlord Joe Berrada Violated Wisconsin Landlord-Tenant Law
AG Kaul Urges Swift Senate Action Against Toxic “Forever” Chemicals
AG Kaul Urges Efforts to Stop Robocallers from Misusing Legitimate Phone Numbers
AG Kaul Urges Congress to Reform Military Justice for Sexual Assault Survivors
Sexual Assault Kit Reform Bills Move on to Governor’s Desk
Gableman Says GOP Election Probe Stymied AG

Gableman Says GOP Election Probe Stymied AG

In first testimony to lawmakers, head of probe says he won't conduct interviews in public.

Earnell Lucas Statement on Senator Ron Johnson’s Radical and Conspiratorial Calls for Election Takeover
Press Release

Earnell Lucas Statement on Senator Ron Johnson’s Radical and Conspiratorial Calls for Election Takeover

Johnson calls for legislative Republicans to unilaterally take over federal elections in state

One Year Out From Election Day, WisDems Celebrate 1Year2Win Weekend of Action
What They’re Saying: One Year Out From Election Day, Democrats Brace for Red Wave
The State of Politics: Why The GOP Push To Oust Wolfe
The State of Politics

Why The GOP Push To Oust Wolfe

If elections commission administrator resigned and board deadlocks on who should replace her, Vos and Republicans get to choose new leader.

AG Calls Racine Sheriff Charges ‘Publicity Stunt’

AG Calls Racine Sheriff Charges ‘Publicity Stunt’

AG Kaul refused a statewide investigation, called charges "disgraceful."

Racine County Sheriff Refers Charges For State Elections Commissioners

Racine County Sheriff Refers Charges For State Elections Commissioners

Charging recommendations against five of six elections commissioners referred to district attorney.

Tony Evers and Josh Kaul Turn a Blind Eye to Election Integrity
Kaul Proposes $115 Million Plan to Fight Crime

Kaul Proposes $115 Million Plan to Fight Crime

Legislative package includes statutory changes, violence prevention and community policing.

Murphy’s Law: Nation’s Worst Prison Gerrymandering?
Murphy’s Law

Nation’s Worst Prison Gerrymandering?

Wisconsin’s a leader in counting prisoners to inflate rural areas and rob urban areas of representation.

Senator Agard Applauds AG Kaul’s Safer Wisconsin Legislative Package
The State of Politics: Senate Targets Elections Commission
The State of Politics

Senate Targets Elections Commission

Three separate elections investigations pushing for changes. What's the likely impact?

AG Kaul Announces $115 Million Safer Wisconsin Legislative Package
Press Release

AG Kaul Announces $115 Million Safer Wisconsin Legislative Package

If Enacted, Safer Wisconsin Will Fight Crime and Invest in Safer Communities

Statewide Clergy Abuse Probe Receives Nearly 180 Reports

Statewide Clergy Abuse Probe Receives Nearly 180 Reports

80% are reporting abuse, 20% concern how reports were handled by religious institutions.

AG Kaul Joins Effort in U.S. Supreme Court to Stop Unconstitutional Texas Abortion Ban
Press Release

AG Kaul Joins Effort in U.S. Supreme Court to Stop Unconstitutional Texas Abortion Ban

Multistate Amicus Brief Urges the Court to Allow Challenges to Abortion Ban to Go Forward

AG Kaul Issues Update on Statewide Inquiry into Clergy and Faith Leader Abuse
Press Release

AG Kaul Issues Update on Statewide Inquiry into Clergy and Faith Leader Abuse

Survivors are still encouraged to report abuse at SupportSurvivors.widoj.gov or by calling 1-877-222-2620

AG Kaul announces $55,000 environmental judgment for pollution runoff event and other violations of water pollution laws
Judge Temporarily Blocks Wisconsin’s Wolf Hunt

Judge Temporarily Blocks Wisconsin’s Wolf Hunt

Orders the DNR to set wolf quota to zero until department follows it's own rules.

Nonpartisan State Election Review Finds No Widespread Fraud

Nonpartisan State Election Review Finds No Widespread Fraud

Legislative Audit Bureau recommends changes to election laws.

AG Kaul Joins Coalition Urging FDA to Accelerate Actions to Protect Children From Toxic Metals in Baby Food
Wisconsin Elections Commission Sues To Stop Gableman’s Subpoenas

Wisconsin Elections Commission Sues To Stop Gableman’s Subpoenas

Suit says Gableman is overstepping authority in how subpoenas are structured.

Dane County Man Charged with Sexual Assault in Connection with Backlogged Kit
Environmental Group Sues Natural Resources Board Chair for Records

Environmental Group Sues Natural Resources Board Chair for Records

Chair Fred Prehn refused to step down from board after Gov. Evers appointed a successor.

AG Kaul, Gov Evers Recognize School Safety Week, Encourage Use of Speak Up, Speak Out
Vos Says 2020 Election Was ‘Tainted’

Vos Says 2020 Election Was ‘Tainted’

The state Assembly Speaker said "I think" Joe Biden won the election.

AG Kaul urges U.S. Supreme Court to halt unconstitutional Texas abortion ban
Press Release

AG Kaul urges U.S. Supreme Court to halt unconstitutional Texas abortion ban

Joins Multistate Amicus Brief Asking the Court to Vacate Fifth Circuit’s Stay of a District Court Order Blocking Enforcement of S.B. 8

Drug Take Back Day is October 23
Press Release

Drug Take Back Day is October 23

October 18, 2021

Election Probe Testimony Postponed

Election Probe Testimony Postponed

Testimony from public officials for the GOP-investigation was to begin Friday, Oct. 15.

Evers Allocates $45 Million To Violence Prevention, Victim Support

Evers Allocates $45 Million To Violence Prevention, Victim Support

Evers joined by Attorney General Josh Kaul and Milwaukee violence prevention leaders for announcement.

Two Years Into Crime Spike, Tony Evers Pretends to Care About Public Safety
Gov. Evers Announces $45 Million Investment in Safer Communities, Violence Prevention Efforts
On National Farmers Day, Democrats’ Ag Policies Plant Seeds of Doubt for Rural Voters
State AG Calls Election Probe a ‘Fake Investigation’

State AG Calls Election Probe a ‘Fake Investigation’

Attorney General Josh Kaul also said there were 'glaring' legal flaws in the investigation.

Attorney General Kaul Statement on Election “Investigation” by Former Supreme Court Justice Gableman
AG Kaul Joins Bipartisan Coalition in Defense of Indian Child Welfare Act Protections Before the U.S. Supreme Court
The State of Politics: The Legacy of Concealed Carry in Wisconsin
The State of Politics

The Legacy of Concealed Carry in Wisconsin

10 years after the first concealed carry permit was issued, one in eight adults over 21 now have one.

AG Kaul Warns Citizens of Dangerous Vigilante Activity
The State of Politics: Walker’s Shadow Looms Over the Capitol
The State of Politics

Walker’s Shadow Looms Over the Capitol

Walker's legacy is found in bitter partisanship, limits on the governor's power and appointee's that won't leave office.

AG Kaul Joins Bipartisan Coalition in Support of Congressional Hearings Addressing Youth Social Media Use
Press Release

AG Kaul Joins Bipartisan Coalition in Support of Congressional Hearings Addressing Youth Social Media Use

Coalition Sends Joint Letter to U.S. Senate Committee Sharing Concerns about Social Media Platforms Exploiting Young People for Profit

Democrats Ring in Crime Prevention Month With Public Safety Failures
DNR Sets 130-Wolf Quota for Fall Hunt

DNR Sets 130-Wolf Quota for Fall Hunt

Department rejects 300-wolf quota set by the Natural Resources Board.

Verona Man Charged with Alleged Sexual Assault After Backlogged Kit is Tested
WisGOP Statement on Crime Prevention Month
AG Kaul Announces $86,000 Agreement with Jon-De Capital, Inc. for Violations of Wisconsin’s Wastewater Laws
Report Addresses Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls

Report Addresses Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls

Wisconsin has 86,000 indigenous people, but little data on those who disappeared.

Kaul Supports Gun Bills Proposed by Democratic Legislators

Kaul Supports Gun Bills Proposed by Democratic Legislators

Bills includes increased background checks and new court orders blocking individuals from gun possession.

AG Kaul Joins Coalition Defending States’ Authority to Set Policy on Concealed Carry
Jury Finds Milwaukee Man Guilty of Four Counts of Armed Robbery
AG Kaul Joins Coalition Pushing Back Against Mississippi’s Effort to Overturn Aspects of Roe v. Wade
Court Backs Natural Resources Board Chair

Court Backs Natural Resources Board Chair

Judge rejects Kaul lawsuit arguing Frederick Prehn should step aside for Evers appointee.

AG Kaul Leads Coalition in Support of EPA’s proposal to include PFAS as a class in the Contaminant Candidate List 5
AG Kaul Joins Fight Against Texas Abortion Law

AG Kaul Joins Fight Against Texas Abortion Law

Kaul filed an amicus brief supporting a challenge of the new abortion ban.

AG Kaul Joins Coalition in Support of DOJ’s Lawsuit Against Texas Abortion Ban
Press Release

AG Kaul Joins Coalition in Support of DOJ’s Lawsuit Against Texas Abortion Ban

Amicus Brief Filed in Federal District Court Rejects Texas Law Banning Abortions After Six Weeks

AG Kaul Joins Coalition Calling On Congress to Prioritize Funding for Programs to Address the Climate Crisis, Environmental Injustice
Evers, Kaul File Redistricting Lawsuit

Evers, Kaul File Redistricting Lawsuit

Asks federal court to declare current state maps unconstitutional.

Gov. Evers, Attorney General Kaul File Motion to Intervene in Redistricting Lawsuit
Press Release

Gov. Evers, Attorney General Kaul File Motion to Intervene in Redistricting Lawsuit

Governor asks to intervene in lawsuit asking a federal court to draw Wisconsin’s electoral maps

AG Kaul Warns Wisconsinites of Increase in Ransomware Threats
DNR Won’t Meet With Natural Resources Board in September

DNR Won’t Meet With Natural Resources Board in September

The Walker appointed chair of the board refuses to step down for Evers' appointee.

Prehn Gets New Judge In Lawsuit

Prehn Gets New Judge In Lawsuit

Suit seeks Prehn’s removal from Natural Resource Board. His lawyer’s motion asks for different judge.

State of Wisconsin to Receive $14 Million After Arbitration Panel Rules in Favor of State in Dispute with Cigarette Manufacturers
Groups Sue to Stop Fall Wolf Hunt

Groups Sue to Stop Fall Wolf Hunt

Animal rights groups argue state law mandating a hunt is unconstitutional.

Prehn Worked With Republicans To Keep Expired Seat

Prehn Worked With Republicans To Keep Expired Seat

Emails show Natural Resources Board chair strategized with legislators, lobbyist.

Wisconsin DOJ Hosts First Fire Investigation Course
Press Release

Wisconsin DOJ Hosts First Fire Investigation Course

“This course provides investigators with training and accreditation, bringing expertise in fire investigations to more communities and helping to protect public safety,” said Attorney General Kaul.

AG Kaul, Gov Evers Announce Outside Counsel for Potential PFAS Claims
AG Kaul Announces Sixth Conviction and Sentencing as a Result of the Wisconsin Sexual Assault Kit Initiative
GOP Legislators Want to Hire More Private Attorneys

GOP Legislators Want to Hire More Private Attorneys

Fighting to retain Walker appointee as Natural Resources Board chair after his term expired.

Kaul, Crowley Call For Medicaid Expansion

Kaul, Crowley Call For Medicaid Expansion

Public officials and advocates partner to support proposals to lower healthcare costs.

AG Kaul to U.S. Attorney General Garland: Firearm Regulations Must Include Ghost Guns
AG Kaul Announces Conclusion of Review of Sexual Assault Cases Previously Investigated by the Wisconsin National Guard
AG Kaul Announces Over $650,000 Settlement with SEMCO, Inc.
AG Kaul Announces Plan to Join $26 Billion Proposed Opioid Settlements
Kaul Lawsuit Seeks to Force Walker Appointee Off DNR Board

Kaul Lawsuit Seeks to Force Walker Appointee Off DNR Board

Fred Prehn’s six-year term expired May 1. AG argues governor can remove him.

AG Kaul Announces Lawsuit to Remove Frederick Prehn from Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
Ojibwe Tribes Blast State on Wolf Hunt

Ojibwe Tribes Blast State on Wolf Hunt

Natural Resources Board decision to increase quota ignores science, federal treaty rights, tribes charge.

AG Kaul Calls for Faster Implementation of Anti-Robocall Technology
Press Release

AG Kaul Calls for Faster Implementation of Anti-Robocall Technology

Urges the FCC to Accelerate Deadline for STIR/SHAKEN Adoption

Judge Agrees To Plead Guilty To Child Pornography Charges

Judge Agrees To Plead Guilty To Child Pornography Charges

Brett Blomme faces up to 20 years in prison.

DOJ Provides $92 Million to Wisconsin Schools for Safety Improvements
Kaul, 21 Attorneys General Warn of Voter Suppression

Kaul, 21 Attorneys General Warn of Voter Suppression

Letter to congressional leaders urges legislation to prevent voter suppression, election subversion.

AG Kaul and Other Swing State AGs Lead 22 AGs Urging Congress to Pass Legislation to Safeguard Democracy
AG Kaul Joins Coalition Urging Congress to Permanently Extend Expanded Child Tax
Press Release

AG Kaul Joins Coalition Urging Congress to Permanently Extend Expanded Child Tax

AGs Across Country Say this Proven, Systemic Solution to Lift Millions of Children Out of Poverty Should be a Priority in Reconciliation Bill

Will Kaul Remove Natural Resources Board Chair?

Will Kaul Remove Natural Resources Board Chair?

Environmental groups push him to act. AG says law will guide his decision.

AG Kaul Joins Coalition of Attorneys General Supporting Equitable Student Discipline in Schools
Gray Wolf Advocates Want Natural Resources Chair Gone

Gray Wolf Advocates Want Natural Resources Chair Gone

Chair of Natural Resources Board refuses to vacate seat after term expired. Board taking up wolf hunting policy.

County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson Applauds National Settlement in Opioids Lawsuits
Kaul Cites ‘Uneven’ Response by Catholic Dioceses to Clergy Abuse Probe

Kaul Cites ‘Uneven’ Response by Catholic Dioceses to Clergy Abuse Probe

GOJ statewide probe has received 100 reports of either sexual abuse or related information.

Evers, Johnson Rake In Campaign Funds

Evers, Johnson Rake In Campaign Funds

Outpacing challengers, Evers raises $5 million and Johnson $1.2 million in first half of 2021.

State Supreme Court OKs Private Attorneys for Redistricting

State Supreme Court OKs Private Attorneys for Redistricting

Lower court ruled that legislators can't hire private attorneys until a lawsuit is pending.

City Hall: Anger and Frustration With Milwaukee’s Lead Program
City Hall

Anger and Frustration With Milwaukee’s Lead Program

Even the Milwaukee Health Department doesn't like what's happened since 2018.

AG Kaul Takes Action on Open Housing Cases
AG Kaul Calls on Federal Regulators to Act on Child Car Seat Safety
AG Kaul Issues Update on Statewide Inquiry into Clergy and Faith Leader Abuse
Press Release

AG Kaul Issues Update on Statewide Inquiry into Clergy and Faith Leader Abuse

Survivors are still encouraged to report abuse at SupportSurvivors.widoj.gov or by calling 1-877-222-2620

Kaul Announces Run For Reelection

Kaul Announces Run For Reelection

Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul predicts a tough race against Republican challenger.

State May Get $65 million in Opioid Settlement

State May Get $65 million in Opioid Settlement

Purdue Pharma reaches $4.3 billion settlement with multiple states.

AG Kaul Announces Proposed Resolution with Purdue Pharma and the Sackler Family for Their Role in the Opioid Crisis
State Treasurer Godlewski & BCPL announce $1 Million for UW System Grants & Scholarships
Press Release

State Treasurer Godlewski & BCPL announce $1 Million for UW System Grants & Scholarships

This year’s distribution will be a record-breaking $1,025,000 from the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands’ (BCPL) Normal School Fund to help make college more affordable and provide grants to UW System programs

Op Ed: Pretty Sure It’s Corrupt
Op Ed

Pretty Sure It’s Corrupt

Initials of Public Service Commission have a second meaning: possible misconduct by Mike Huebsch.

State Crime Laboratories Recognized as OSAC Standard Implementing System to Continue Providing Advanced, Objective Scientific Analysis
Bill Gives Local Governments Opioid Settlement Money

Bill Gives Local Governments Opioid Settlement Money

Some provisions of bill give Legislature more authority over settlement funds.

AG Kaul Announces Judgment Requiring $95,000 Penalty for Alleged Illegal Release of Mercury Waste
Legislature Grabs Power Over Opioid Lawsuit Settlements

Legislature Grabs Power Over Opioid Lawsuit Settlements

Bill passed with no discussion. Unconstitutional power grab, opponents say.

Bill Makes State a ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary’

Bill Makes State a ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary’

With less regulation of guns. One of several Republican bills Evers likely to veto.

AG Kaul & 25 AGs Calling For Passage Of The Federal Equality Act
Press Release

AG Kaul & 25 AGs Calling For Passage Of The Federal Equality Act

AGs Urge Senate to Pass Measure Prohibiting Discrimination Against LGBTQ Americans.

Court Watch: High Court Ruling Restricts Expungements
Court Watch

High Court Ruling Restricts Expungements

Decision puts expungement of criminal records “further out of the reach," dissent charges.

Op Ed: The Fight To Save Kohler-Andrae State Park
Op Ed

The Fight To Save Kohler-Andrae State Park

Herb Kohler’s golf course would grab a huge chunk of it. Environmentalists are fighting this.

Murphy’s Law: What Is Archdiocese Afraid Of?
Murphy’s Law

What Is Archdiocese Afraid Of?

Archbishop Listecki strongly opposes state investigation of clergy sex abuse. Why?

States Argue in Supreme Court Brief Supporting CDC Eviction Ban to Protect Public Health During Pandemic
The State of Politics: First State Budget Veto In 90 Years?
The State of Politics

First State Budget Veto In 90 Years?

Tony Evers threatens to become first governor since 1931 to veto entire budget.

Milwaukee Archdiocese Not Cooperating with State Investigation

Milwaukee Archdiocese Not Cooperating with State Investigation

Archdiocese questions attorney general's authority for statewide investigation into clergy abuse.

AG Kaul and Coalition of 23 AGs Supporting Equitable Student Discipline in School
Charges Filed in Kenosha County for Serial Sex Assaults Uncovered by Backlogged Sexual Assault Kits
Wisconsin, FTC, 5 Other States & Counties Sue Frontier Communications for Misrepresenting Internet Speeds
DOJ Releases New Data on Crimes and Sex Offenses for 2020
Milwaukee County Doctor Charged with Identity Theft and Medical Assistance Fraud
AG Kaul & 23 AGs Support U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Effort to Undo Trump-Era Healthcare Rule
Josh Kaul Looks the Other Way on Workplace Abuse, Discrimination Within DOJ
Press Release

Josh Kaul Looks the Other Way on Workplace Abuse, Discrimination Within DOJ

Kaul Refuses to Provide Answers to Victims and the Public

Internet Crimes Against Children Investigation Leads to Tomah Man’s Guilty Verdict for Producing and Possessing Child Pornography
Murphy’s Law: Kaul Probe of Clergy Abuse Is Historic
Murphy’s Law

Kaul Probe of Clergy Abuse Is Historic

Unprecedented state-wide investigation could uncover many crimes, lead to legal reforms.

AG Kaul Leads 19 AGs in Urging EPA to Require Public Water Systems to Monitor for Additional PFAS
Nurses Call For Union Rights at Capitol Rally

Nurses Call For Union Rights at Capitol Rally

'We were deeply betrayed at all levels of power while drowning in... dying patients.’

AG Kaul, 44 AGs Urging Facebook to Abandon Launch of Instagram Kids
Press Release

AG Kaul, 44 AGs Urging Facebook to Abandon Launch of Instagram Kids

Coalition Sends Letter Expressing Serious Concerns Over Safety and Well-Being of Children

AG Kaul Testifies Before Congress on Voting Rights

AG Kaul Testifies Before Congress on Voting Rights

The Wisconsin Attorney General argued against purges of voters from the rolls.

AG Kaul Urges Congress to Pass the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021
Wisconsin Drug Take Back Collection #2 in the Country; Collects Over 60,000 lbs. of Unwanted Medications to Fight the Opioid Epidemic
AG Kaul Recognizes Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Awareness Day
AG Kaul Highlights Arson Awareness Week
Press Release

AG Kaul Highlights Arson Awareness Week

May 3, 2021

Kaul Gives Details on Clergy Abuse Probe

Kaul Gives Details on Clergy Abuse Probe

Investigating all five Catholic dioceses in state. Archdiocesan official criticizes effort.

Senator Agard Applauds Attorney General Kaul, DOJ Investigation into Clergy Sexual Abuse
Press Release

Senator Agard Applauds Attorney General Kaul, DOJ Investigation into Clergy Sexual Abuse

AG Kaul announced that state DOJ will conduct a sweeping inquiry into clergy and faith leader abuse in Wisconsin.

Awake Milwaukee Welcomes Wisconsin Attorney General Investigation of Clergy Sexual Abuse
Press Release

Awake Milwaukee Welcomes Wisconsin Attorney General Investigation of Clergy Sexual Abuse

Catholic organization stands with abuse survivors and encourages Catholic support of investigation

AG Kaul Announces Statewide Inquiry into Clergy and Faith Leader Abuse
Press Release

AG Kaul Announces Statewide Inquiry into Clergy and Faith Leader Abuse

Survivors encouraged to report abuse at SupportSurvivors.widoj.gov or by calling 1-877-222-2620

AG Kaul Announces Nearly $250,000 Settlement with Polluters for Violations of Wisconsin’s Wastewater Laws
Advocates Hail DOJ Probe of Abusive Clergy

Advocates Hail DOJ Probe of Abusive Clergy

Attorney General announces state-wide investigation of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy.

Awake Milwaukee Responds to News of Wisconsin Attorney General Investigation
Press Release

Awake Milwaukee Responds to News of Wisconsin Attorney General Investigation

Local Catholic organization welcomes opportunity for truth and justice

State Treasurer Godlewski & Mayor Cory Mason Announce BCPL Approves $5.5 Million for Downtown Hotel Project to Spur Economic Development in Racine
Jury Finds Officer Derek Chauvin Guilty

Jury Finds Officer Derek Chauvin Guilty

Minneapolis cop guilty on all charges, including second degree murder of George Floyd.

Attorney General Kaul Statement on Chauvin Conviction
Press Release

Attorney General Kaul Statement on Chauvin Conviction

April 20, 2021

Address Confidentiality Program for Crime Victims Enters Fourth Year
Law Professor to Run for Attorney General

Law Professor to Run for Attorney General

UW-Madison’s Ryan Owens the second Republican to enter race against Josh Kaul.

Drug Take Back Day is April 24
Press Release

Drug Take Back Day is April 24

April 19, 2021

Jury Reaches Guilty Verdicts in Rock County Shooting
Press Release

Jury Reaches Guilty Verdicts in Rock County Shooting

April 16, 2021

State Crime Lab Improves Processing Time

State Crime Lab Improves Processing Time

Even during the pandemic, the turnaround time for lab work was faster.

DOJ Recieves Grant For Sexual Assault Kit Database

DOJ Recieves Grant For Sexual Assault Kit Database

New system will track evidence for sexual assault cases. A backlog discovered in 2014 took four years to process.

AG Kaul Releases 2020 State Crime Laboratories Annual Report
Press Release

AG Kaul Releases 2020 State Crime Laboratories Annual Report

April 15, 2021

Legislature Tries Again to Control Federal Stimulus Money

Legislature Tries Again to Control Federal Stimulus Money

Evers twice vetoed bills to do this. Assembly’s latest bills violate federal rules, LRB warns.

AG Kaul Provides Update on Sexual Assault Kit Initiative and Tracking System
Bipartisan Coalition of AGs Call on Congress to Pass NO HATE Act
Press Release

Bipartisan Coalition of AGs Call on Congress to Pass NO HATE Act

Letter: “As Attorneys General, we are on the frontlines of protecting public safety and ensuring that everyone in our jurisdiction can live their lives free of hate and discrimination”

Supreme Court Considers Water Pollution Rules

Supreme Court Considers Water Pollution Rules

Environmental groups challenge 2011 law limiting state DNR’s rules to protect groundwater.

AG Kaul, Sen. Johnson, Rep. Anderson Propose Civil Rights Enforcement Legislation
High Capacity Wells Draining State Lakes

High Capacity Wells Draining State Lakes

Study finds wells reduced lake levels by up to 3 feet on three lakes in Central Sands region.

DOJ and Office of Children’s Mental Health Partner to Help Youth When in Crisis
AG Kaul Joined 24 States and the District of Columbia in Urging US Department of Education to Forgive Loans of Certain ITT Tech Students
How U.S. Marshals Came to Kenosha

How U.S. Marshals Came to Kenosha

Teams were shut down in Portland and sent to Kenosha protests, despite opposition of Evers, Kaul.

Statement from Josh Kaul for Attorney General
AG Kaul, Dem Lawmakers Push New Gun Laws

AG Kaul, Dem Lawmakers Push New Gun Laws

Say GOP legislators should pass expanded background checks, 'Red Flag' law.

Jackson County Cold Case Victim Identified after 43 Years
Press Release

Jackson County Cold Case Victim Identified after 43 Years

JCSO, DCI requesting public share any information with JCSO Crime Stoppers Line at 1-800-228-3203 Ext. 199

Senator Agard joins Attorney General Josh Kaul, Senator LaTonya Johnson in Support of Governor Evers’ Gun Safety Budget Provisions
AG Kaul, DNR Secretary Cole Remind Wisconsinites of Tribal Right to Spearfish, Consequences for Interfering
AG Kaul Calls on U.S. Secretary of Education to Further Address Student Loan Crisis
State Supreme Court Dismisses AG’s Lame-Duck Lawsuit

State Supreme Court Dismisses AG’s Lame-Duck Lawsuit

Kaul sued Legislature over bill that took settlement authority from his office.

AG Kaul Announces $188.6 Million Multistate Settlement with Medical Device Manufacturer Boston Scientific Corporation; Wisconsin to Receive More Than $3.7 Million
National Sunshine Week Shrouded in Darkness Under Gov. Tony Evers
State Senate Beset by Culture Wars

State Senate Beset by Culture Wars

Rush Limbaugh vs. Black history, LGBT protectors vs GOP objectors, the arguments get ugly.

Senate Passes Bill To Prevent Rape Kit Backlog

Senate Passes Bill To Prevent Rape Kit Backlog

Bipartisan bill passed one year ago, but Assembly resisted.

Sexual Assault Kit Bills will help create a Safer, More Compassionate Wisconsin
Press Release

Sexual Assault Kit Bills will help create a Safer, More Compassionate Wisconsin

Senator Agard applauds bipartisan bills passing the Senate unanimously

Judge Blomme Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

Judge Blomme Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

Investigation led by Attorney General Kaul cites judge's alleged use of Kik messaging app.

Wisconsin DOJ Named to International Task Force on Pharmaceutical Mergers
AG Kaul Announces Judgment Requiring Installation of Pollution Capture Device and $65,000 Penalty
AG Kaul Highlights Need for Crime Lab Toxicology Positions, Technology to Address Evolving Drug Epidemic
AG Kaul Joins FTC, 38 States, and D.C. to Shut Down Massive Charity Fraud Telefunding Operation
Press Release

AG Kaul Joins FTC, 38 States, and D.C. to Shut Down Massive Charity Fraud Telefunding Operation

Defendants placed more than 1.3 billion deceptive fundraising calls, nearly 43 million in Wisconsin—most illegal robocalls— claiming to support veterans, children, firefighters

Marquette Law School to host “Policing and Accountability — A Community Conversation,” March 10
AG Kaul, DATCP Secretary-designee Romanski Warn Wisconsinites of COVID-19 Related Scams
AG Kaul & AGs Coalition Support Schools’ Ability to Protect Students from Bullying
Press Release

AG Kaul & AGs Coalition Support Schools’ Ability to Protect Students from Bullying

Coalition Urges Supreme Court to Permit Schools to Address Harmful Off-Campus Speech that Substantially Disrupts School or Interferes with Students’ Learning

DSPS to Resume Enforcement of Fire Sprinkler Requirement in Multi-Family Dwellings
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
Coalition of Health Care, Advocates, Criminal Justice Partners Issue Recommendations to Reform State’s Crisis Mental Health Response
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
State Receives $10 million in Opioid Crisis Settlement

State Receives $10 million in Opioid Crisis Settlement

Consulting firm McKinsey & Company paying out $573 million to 47 states and D.C.

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
Controversy Over Thin Blue Line Flag

Controversy Over Thin Blue Line Flag

Pro-police flag adopted by white nationalists, used to attack officers at Capitol riot.

Is the Eviction Moratorium Enough?

Is the Eviction Moratorium Enough?

Some tenants may not be protected, and rental assistance still needed to pay back-rent.

AG Kaul Announces Judgment Requiring Installation of Runoff Controls and $30,000 Penalty
Update: The CDC eviction moratorium that was originally extended until January 31, 2021 is now extended through March 31, 2021
AG Kaul Announces $75,000 Penalty for Asbestos Violations in Construction of a U-Haul Facility
Court Watch: High Court Upholds Gun Possession Ban for Felons
Court Watch

High Court Upholds Gun Possession Ban for Felons

But state research used to push for this criticized in Supreme Court decision.

Evers Seeks Private Firm’s Aid on Pollution

Evers Seeks Private Firm’s Aid on Pollution

Outside law firm would help state prosecute companies responsible for PFAS contamination.

Gov. Evers Announces State to Take Legal Action Against PFAS Contaminators
Press Release

Gov. Evers Announces State to Take Legal Action Against PFAS Contaminators

State will seek outside legal counsel to investigate and prepare for litigation against corporate actors responsible

12% of State’s Law Enforcement Without Body or Dash Cameras

12% of State’s Law Enforcement Without Body or Dash Cameras

Kenosha DA said body cameras would have helped the Jacob Blake investigation.

AG Kaul Files Motion in Challenge to the Trump Administration Rollback of Endangered Species Act Protections
AG Kaul Joins Four Federal Multistate Lawsuits Challenging Attacks on Clean Air
Uihleins Gave $4 Million to Group Pushing Capitol Rally

Uihleins Gave $4 Million to Group Pushing Capitol Rally

Uline owners Richard and Elizabeth Uihlein criticized for supporting Tea Party Patriots.

Campaign Cash: State Businesses Supported Group Pushing Capitol Rally
Campaign Cash

State Businesses Supported Group Pushing Capitol Rally

$279,000 donated to Republican Attorneys General Association pushing ‘Stop the Steal’ rally.

AG Kaul Challenges Trump Administration Rule Leaving in Place Insufficient Standards Regulating Particulate Matter Pollution
AG Kaul, Bipartisan AGs Push FDA to Examine Progress in Opioid Fight
Legislators Allowed to Contest DNR Decisions

Legislators Allowed to Contest DNR Decisions

State Supreme Court allows them to intervene in cases challenging DNR rulings to protect water.

DAGA & Democratic Attorneys General Respond to the Attack on the U.S. Capitol
Attorney General Kaul Statement on Violence at U.S. Capitol
Press Release

Attorney General Kaul Statement on Violence at U.S. Capitol

January 6, 2021

Assembly Committee Passes GOP COVID-19 Bill

Assembly Committee Passes GOP COVID-19 Bill

Vos calls measure ‘bipartisan’ though all Democrats oppose it.

Attorney General Kaul Statement on Kenosha County District Attorney Decision in Officer-Involved Shooting of Jacob Blake
Kenosha DA Won’t Charge Cops in Blake Shooting

Kenosha DA Won’t Charge Cops in Blake Shooting

Jacob Blake's family, supporters have called for peaceful protests.

Wausaukee Wastewater Treatment Plant Employee Convicted of Falsification of Records
Shirley Abrahamson Dies at Age 87

Shirley Abrahamson Dies at Age 87

She was first woman and longest serving justice on Wisconsin Supreme Court.

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
Wisconsin PFAS Action Council Releases PFAS Action Plan
Missing 10-Year-Old Jocelyn Van Duyn Found Safe
Press Release

Missing 10-Year-Old Jocelyn Van Duyn Found Safe

December 15, 2020

AG Kaul Issues Statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court Ruling on the Challenge to Wisconsin’s Election Results
Police Association Calls BLM Protesters ‘Terrorists’

Police Association Calls BLM Protesters ‘Terrorists’

International group with Wisconsin ties sends out research paper with false claims.

Supreme Court Rejects Texas Lawsuit

Supreme Court Rejects Texas Lawsuit

Suit was brought Attorney General of Texas, joined by 17 other states.

Johnson, Tiffany Join Trump’s Effort to Overturn Election

Johnson, Tiffany Join Trump’s Effort to Overturn Election

Rep. Tom Tiffany signs onto Texas lawsuit and Sen. Ron Johnson calls hearing on election "irregularities."

18 States Now Aim to Sue Wisconsin

18 States Now Aim to Sue Wisconsin

Trump campaign also joins last chance effort to overturn the election in four swing states.

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

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

More States Want to Sue Wisconsin, Three Other States

More States Want to Sue Wisconsin, Three Other States

Pro-Trump attorneys general allege "fraud" in states that went for Biden.

AG Kaul Joins National $86.3 Million Agreement with Mortgage Servicer Nationstar
The State of Politics: A Supreme Court of First Resort?
The State of Politics

A Supreme Court of First Resort?

Many petitions defy precedent, ask Wisconsin Supreme Court to bypass lower courts.

Your Right to Know: Both Parties Delay on Open Records
Your Right to Know

Both Parties Delay on Open Records

Long delays by state officials to open records requests have been the norm for the last decade.

Kaul Blasts Republicans Disputing Election

Kaul Blasts Republicans Disputing Election

AG says their “baseless attacks" undermine democracy and employ “Jim Crow strategy” to disenfranchise voters.

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
Nonprofit Seeks 60,000 Men to Help End Human Trafficking
Press Release

Nonprofit Seeks 60,000 Men to Help End Human Trafficking

Five-week HEMAD Campaign launches Nov. 23 to raise awareness and seek an end to societal scourge.

Kaul Sues Legislature Over Lame Duck Laws

Kaul Sues Legislature Over Lame Duck Laws

Lawsuits can’t be settled, consumers lose out on potential settlements, AG charges.

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
Controlled Substances Board to Hear Testimony from Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement on Dangerous Drug Activity
Private-Duty Nurse Charged with Over $28,000 in Medicaid Fraud
Press Release

Private-Duty Nurse Charged with Over $28,000 in Medicaid Fraud

November 11, 2020

The State of Politics: Can Evers, Republicans Mend Fences?
The State of Politics

Can Evers, Republicans Mend Fences?

Their first two years weren't very cooperative. But that might change with a new Legislature.

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
Judge Orders USPS To Deliver Ballots Faster

Judge Orders USPS To Deliver Ballots Faster

Wisconsin among 14 states suing post office, now ordered to accelerate delivery of ballots.

AG Kaul Takes Action to Protect Consumers in Merger of Waste Collection and Disposal Corporations
How to Recognize and Report Voter Intimidation in Wisconsin
Press Release

How to Recognize and Report Voter Intimidation in Wisconsin

October 29, 2020

AG Opinion Issued Regarding 2011 Wisconsin Act 21
Press Release

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

AG Kaul Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 26, 2020

Trump “Rounds the Turn’ in Waukesha

Trump “Rounds the Turn’ in Waukesha

As state suffers deadliest week yet, President downplays pandemic at campaign rally.

AG Kaul, MKE Exec Crowley, Assembly Candidate Emily Siegrist Call Out Trump Ahead of Visit
Press Release

AG Kaul, MKE Exec Crowley, Assembly Candidate Emily Siegrist Call Out Trump Ahead of Visit

AG Josh Kaul: “We are more than six months into this pandemic, and I challenge anybody to answer this simple question: what is Donald Trump’s plan to fight the pandemic? ... The answers to those questions are simple, they don’t have a plan.”

Voter Intimidation Is Illegal, Kaul Warns

Voter Intimidation Is Illegal, Kaul Warns

Threatening force, barring voters could result in jail time, attorney general warns.

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

National Safe Schools Week: Keep Your School Community Safe

October 20, 2020

Drug Take Back Day is October 24
Press Release

Drug Take Back Day is October 24

 

Wisconsin Department of Justice Working to Protect Fair Election
Press Release

Wisconsin Department of Justice Working to Protect Fair Election

AG Kaul Issues Reminder: Voter Intimidation is Illegal

Op Ed: Amy Coney Barrett Is Not Pro-Life
Op Ed

Amy Coney Barrett Is Not Pro-Life

She opposes Affordable Care Act and ignores guidelines for masks, social distancing.

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
Press Release

AG Kaul Statement on Mask Requirement Ruling

October 12, 2020

Op Ed: Voting Access Ensures All Voices Are Heard
Op Ed

Voting Access Ensures All Voices Are Heard

A new bipartisan coalition is working to promote safe, reliable voting in Wisconsin.

AG Kaul Announces Court Ordered Divestiture of Two Former Dean Foods Plants
Report Details How Regional Drug Prosecutors Support Local Fight Against Drug Epidemic
Murphy’s Law: Did Brad Schimel Break the Law?
Murphy’s Law

Did Brad Schimel Break the Law?

He emceed political fundraiser. State law prevents judges from all political activities.

AG Kaul Urges Congress to Adopt New Consumer Protections to Protect Airline Industry Customers
Wisconsin DFI, DOJ Join Commodity Futures Trading Commission to Charge Precious Metals Dealers in $185 Million Scheme Targeting Elderly Investors, $2.7 Million from Wisconsinites
AG Kaul Announces $39.5 Million Multistate Settlement Over 2014 Anthem Data Breach; 1.7 Million Wisconsin Consumers Affected
High Court Urged to Okay 5% Error Rate in Voter Purge

High Court Urged to Okay 5% Error Rate in Voter Purge

Conservative group WILL argues in favor of wrongly striking 6,500 people from state voter rolls.

Court to Rule on Purging 130,000 from Voter Rolls

Court to Rule on Purging 130,000 from Voter Rolls

Wisconsin Supreme Court hearing two challenges affecting November election.

Murphy”s Law: Is Robin Vos Scared of Voters?
Murphy”s Law

Is Robin Vos Scared of Voters?

Republican legislators condemn Evers' mask mandate, but won’t override it as the law allows. Why?

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
Press Release

AG Kaul Announces $60 Million Multistate Agreement with C.R. Bard

September 25, 2020

Film Details Disenfranchisement in Wisconsin

Film Details Disenfranchisement in Wisconsin

Documentary chronicles the human cost of gerrymandering.

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

UPDATE: Kenosha Officer-Involved Shooting

September 21, 2020

AG Kaul Announces Cleanup Agreement for Wisconsin Public Service Corporation Superfund Site in Marinette
AG Decision on Blake Shooting Coming Up

AG Decision on Blake Shooting Coming Up

Kaul could release a charging recommendation next week.

AG Kaul Joins 22-State Coalition Urging USDA to Remove Bureaucratic Barriers Threatening SNAP During Pandemic
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
Court Rules Undocumented Immigrants to be Counted in Census

Court Rules Undocumented Immigrants to be Counted in Census

State wins lawsuit against Trump administration over its intent to exclude undocumented immigrants from being counted

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
WisPQC Annual Summit Features Special Guests Governor Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul
24/7 School Safety System Can Help Prevent Suicide
Press Release

24/7 School Safety System Can Help Prevent Suicide

September 10, 2020

ACLU of Wisconsin Calls for Dismissal of Charges for Curfew Violations, Asks for Investigation Into Excessive Use of Force by Law Enforcement
AG Kaul Issues Victim Restitution for 4,627 Wisconsin Consumers
Press Release

AG Kaul Issues Victim Restitution for 4,627 Wisconsin Consumers

September 9, 2020

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

AG Kaul Announces $85 Million Multistate Settlement with Honda

September 8, 2020

Census Bureau Says 92% of State Households Counted

Census Bureau Says 92% of State Households Counted

But Milwaukee count much lower. AG Josh Kaul joins lawsuit to block Census Bureau from quitting early.

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

AG Kaul Statement on the Special Session

August 31, 2020

Governor and Attorney General Should Investigate Potential Crimes, Civil Rights Violations Committed By Law Enforcement During Protests
Jacob Blake Handcuffed to Hospital Bed

Jacob Blake Handcuffed to Hospital Bed

Groups call for Kenosha law enforcement leaders resignation or dismissal.

AG Kaul Secures Early Court Victory Against Trump Administration Attack on Pandemic Relief Funds for Public Schools
Protests Were Peaceful Wednesday Night

Protests Were Peaceful Wednesday Night

Kenosha and Madison don't see the violence of the previous nights.

AG Kaul Identifies Officer That Shot Blake

AG Kaul Identifies Officer That Shot Blake

Shooting being investigated by state's Department of Criminal Investigation.

U.S. Department of Justice Confirms Federal Civil Rights Investigation Into Shooting of Mr. Jacob Blake
AG Kaul Statement on Kenosha Shooting
Press Release

AG Kaul Statement on Kenosha Shooting

August 26, 2020

AG Kaul Statement on Kenosha Shooting
Press Release

AG Kaul Statement on Kenosha Shooting

August 24, 2020

AG Kaul Statement on the COVID-19 Death of Dane County Sheriff’s Deputy
Vos Failed to Report All Financial Holdings

Vos Failed to Report All Financial Holdings

Watchdog group dings speaker for not reporting all financial interests.

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
Press Release

New Data Available from the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative

August 20, 2020

Perez, DNC Support Wisconsin Lawsuit

Perez, DNC Support Wisconsin Lawsuit

Will federal court allow more time to request absentee votes and count all ballots postmarked by Nov. 3?

AG Kaul & WCASA Promote Sexual Assault Service Providers in Rural Wisconsin
State Politicians Squabble On Postal Service

State Politicians Squabble On Postal Service

As USPS backtracks on changes, Kaul part of multi-state suit, Democrats and Republicans argue.

AG Kaul Files Lawsuit Over Trump Administration’s Attempts to Undermine the U.S. Postal Service
Press Release

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
Baldwin, Graham Lead Bipartisan Effort to Protect Seniors from Scams During COVID-19 Pandemic
Press Release

Baldwin, Graham Lead Bipartisan Effort to Protect Seniors from Scams During COVID-19 Pandemic

Senators Pushing to Pass “Edith’s Bill” to Ensure Seniors Who Get Scammed are Paid Back

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
Mask Violation Reporting Form Stirs Debate

Mask Violation Reporting Form Stirs Debate

State mask mandate not enforced by police, but some counties allow people to report on those violating it.

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
Vos Thinks Lame-Duck Session Didn’t Go Far Enough

Vos Thinks Lame-Duck Session Didn’t Go Far Enough

The speaker would like to strip more power from Evers.

The Idea Activists and Police Agree On

The Idea Activists and Police Agree On

Why are cops still being sent to respond to mental health crises?

WILL Files Amicus in National Legal Fight Over CARES Act Relief for Private Schools
Press Release

WILL Files Amicus in National Legal Fight Over CARES Act Relief for Private Schools

WILL leads coalition of 38 state and national groups advocating for private schools

Murphy’s Law: The Curious Campaign of Michele Bryant
Murphy’s Law

The Curious Campaign of Michele Bryant

Why is a Democratic state senator’s chief of staff running against another Democratic senator?

Trump Sending Federal Agent “Surge” to Milwaukee, State, Local Officials React

Trump Sending Federal Agent “Surge” to Milwaukee, State, Local Officials React

Attorney General calls it a "facist tactic." MPD says support not for civil unrest.

AG Kaul Statement Regarding Deployment of Federal Agents to Milwaukee
Bipartisan Group Will Promote Voting By Mail

Bipartisan Group Will Promote Voting By Mail

And in-person voting. Former GOP Attorney General dismisses fraud claims on mail-in ballots

Public Schools Fight for Funding

Public Schools Fight for Funding

MPS, other public school districts have gotten no federal CARES funding while choice and charter schools get millions.

AG Kaul Sues EPA Over Rule Undermining Mercury, Air Toxics Standards
Press Release

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

The State of Politics: Court Rulings Against Evers Sow Confusion
The State of Politics

Court Rulings Against Evers Sow Confusion

Supreme Court overrules vetoes and health orders with vague language offering no guidance.

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
Court Tosses Dems’ Lame-Duck Suit

Court Tosses Dems’ Lame-Duck Suit

Federal appeals court rules the Democratic Party didn't have standing to bring the lawsuit.

Wisconsin Sues Pharmaceutical Company Alleging Company Knowingly Underpaid Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Medicaid Rebates
The COVID-19 Child Care Chasm

The COVID-19 Child Care Chasm

In Southeast Wisconsin, 61% of licensed providers closed, either temporarily or permanently.

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
Press Release

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

Conspiracy Theories Dog COVID-19 Contact Tracers

Conspiracy Theories Dog COVID-19 Contact Tracers

Misinformation about actions to protect health are exhausting local officials in the state.

Kaul Joins Lawsuit Against ICE Rule

Kaul Joins Lawsuit Against ICE Rule

Colleges have protested rule that could mean international students lose their visas.

Statements on Attorneys General lawsuit regarding ICE rules
AG Kaul, AG Coalition File Multistate Lawsuit Seeking Nationwide Injunction Against New Visa Rule for International Students
Op Ed: State High Court Nullifies 2018 Election
Op Ed

State High Court Nullifies 2018 Election

One again, conservative judges uphold lame duck laws and then overthrow governor's vetoes

Choice, Charter Schools Get Big Payday

Choice, Charter Schools Get Big Payday

Federal Paycheck Protection grants don’t fund public schools but do fund private schools.

Cheese Factory Owner Pleas Guilty and Sentenced to Felony Theft for Stealing More Than $20,000 from 83 Farmers
WI Supreme Court Upholds GOP Lame-Duck Laws

WI Supreme Court Upholds GOP Lame-Duck Laws

For second time, the state's high court rules in favor of laws stripping some of governor's powers.

Lame Duck Supreme Court Upholds Lame Duck GOP Power Grab
Fitzgerald Reacts to Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision in SEIU vs. Vos
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
AG Creates Task Force Investigating Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

AG Creates Task Force Investigating Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Native women are three times more likely to be murdered than white women, research shows.

Beware of Contact Tracing Scams

Beware of Contact Tracing Scams

A real contact tracer will never ask you for personal information.

Republicans Flip-Flop on Local Control

Republicans Flip-Flop on Local Control

First demanded local control of COVID-19 rules, now oppose county restrictions.

AG Sues Department of Education Over For-Profit College Rules

AG Sues Department of Education Over For-Profit College Rules

Secretary DeVos department repealed rules aimed at protecting students from fraud.

Former Mayville Police Officer Sentenced for Misconduct in Public Office
AG Kaul Warns of, Outlines How to Identify Contact Tracing Scammers
Evers Rejects UW System Rules on Sex Assault

Evers Rejects UW System Rules on Sex Assault

System changes, in line with new federal regulations on sex harassment and assault, could have 'chilling' effect on victims, Evers says.

AG Kaul Joins 16 Attorneys General in Opposing End to Clean Energy Program
Gov. Evers Rejects Scope Statement Implementing Trump Administration Title IX Changes
AG Kaul Statement on Favorable Unanimous Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision in Quick Charge v. Kaul
Wisconsin Leads 22-State Coalition on PFAS

Wisconsin Leads 22-State Coalition on PFAS

They support federal standards to prevent ‘forever chemicals” from polluting drinking water.

State Challenges Federal Sex Assault Changes

State Challenges Federal Sex Assault Changes

Kaul joins 17 other states opposing federal rules, claiming less protection for sexual assault and harassment victims.

AG Kaul, Gov. Evers Defend Title IX
Press Release

AG Kaul, Gov. Evers Defend Title IX

 

Attorney General Kaul Unfairly Hurts Farmers & Food Processors as COVID-19 Crisis Continues
AG Kaul Joins State Coalition to Stop Trump Snap Cuts That Would Leave Millions Hungry During Pandemic
Federal Lawsuit Challenges Local “Safer at Home” Orders

Federal Lawsuit Challenges Local “Safer at Home” Orders

Two plaintiffs are Republican candidates for office, another is a Milwaukee pastor.

Crime Lab Taking Longer to Process DNA Evidence

Crime Lab Taking Longer to Process DNA Evidence

The average turnaround time increased in 2019, according to a new report.

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
Wisconsin Relaxes Food Stamps Rules

Wisconsin Relaxes Food Stamps Rules

Residents using SNAP benefits can now buy groceries online.

Attorney General Supports Local Health Orders

Attorney General Supports Local Health Orders

Kaul opinion finds local orders enforceable, but communities continue to rescind theirs.

AG Kaul Issues Interim AG Opinion on Local Health Officers’ Ability to Issue Health Orders
State Urges Supreme Court to Keep ACA Intact

State Urges Supreme Court to Keep ACA Intact

AG Kaul filed a brief as a friend-of-the-court in Supreme Court Case.

Wisconsin Politicos Respond to Safer At Home Ruling

Wisconsin Politicos Respond to Safer At Home Ruling

Politicians, lobbyists and activists fall back on party line in attacking or praising decision.

Kaul, Unions Push Meatpacking Safety Rules

Kaul, Unions Push Meatpacking Safety Rules

Kaul among 20 state attorneys general pushing Trump for tougher regulations.

AG Kaul Urges the Trump Administration to Protect the Health and Safety of Tens of Thousands of U.S. Meat and Poultry Workers
Press Release

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
Kaul Backs DNR On High Capacity Wells

Kaul Backs DNR On High Capacity Wells

Reverses opinion by former AG Brad Schimel; Supreme Court to rule on whether DNR can weigh environmental impact of wells.

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
Press Release

AG Kaul Urges Senate to Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act

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

Op Ed: Do Republicans Have Secret COVID-19 Plan?
Op Ed

Do Republicans Have Secret COVID-19 Plan?

Vos and Fitzgerald want high court to overrule Gov. Evers’ policies. What will their plan be?

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
First Responders Blast COVID-19 Workers’ Comp Law

First Responders Blast COVID-19 Workers’ Comp Law

Police, Firefighters say it will be too difficult to determine where they contracted virus on the job.

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
Letter to Attorney Generals
Press Release

Letter to Attorney Generals

 

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
Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul Endorses Jill Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme
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
On 10th Anniversary, Affordable Care Act At Risk

On 10th Anniversary, Affordable Care Act At Risk

Activists hold telephone rallies, cite Act's importance amid the pandemic.

Know Your Rights: AG Kaul Urges Wisconsin Consumers to Know Their Rights Regarding Price Gouging
AG Kaul Warns Wisconsin Residents of COVID-19 Scams and Price Gouging
AG Kaul Issues Second AG Opinion
Press Release

AG Kaul Issues Second AG Opinion

 

Data Wonk: State Regulators at Issue in High Court Race
Data Wonk

State Regulators at Issue in High Court Race

Justice Dan Kelly seems to side with those out to destroy the “administrative state.”

Gov. Evers Authorizes Wisconsin to Join Lawsuit Challenging the Unlawful and Unconstitutional Diversion of Billions of Taxpayer Dollars to Build President Trump’s Border Wall
Kaul Calls for More Gun Safety Laws

Kaul Calls for More Gun Safety Laws

Molson Coors shootings reignite debate over background checks, red flag laws.

Statement from Attorney General Josh Kaul
Press Release

Statement from Attorney General Josh Kaul

 

AG Kaul Joins 39 States in Bipartisan, Multistate Investigation of JUUL Labs
Bill Preventing Sexual Assault Kit Backlog Stalls in Senate

Bill Preventing Sexual Assault Kit Backlog Stalls in Senate

GOP amendments muddy passage of the bi-partisan legislation.