With Legal Challenges Pending, OSHA Suspends Vaccine Rule

Earlier this month, the federal government released the details of two administrative rules affecting an estimated 100 million workers or more, about two-thirds of the United States’ active labor force. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is requiring all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure that their employees are either vaccinated against COVID-19 or […]

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Holding Oral Arguments September Through December

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has announced its schedule for oral arguments for the remainder of 2021. Earlier this year, the court heard cases in January through April and one case in May, then took a break over the summer and began hearing cases again in September. Below is a summary of the court’s schedule for […]

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Former Lawmaker Enters AG Race, Calls on Other Candidates to Join

After shrinking last month, the field of Republican candidates for Wisconsin Attorney General has expanded again. As we reported here, UW-Madison professor Ryan Owens announced in early October that he was leaving the race. That decision left Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney as the only person seeking his party’s nomination for the position. Then, […]

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Statewide Election Updates: Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General

First Democratic Candidate Enters Race for Lieutenant Governor Wisconsin will hold elections for its statewide partisan offices in 2022, including for governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general. With Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes running for U.S. Senate, Democrats will hold a primary election to select Governor Tony Evers’ new running mate. State Senator Lena Taylor of […]

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PFAS Update: State Hires California Firm to Litigate PFAS Claims; Other Lawsuits in Progress

On August 25, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul (D) and Governor Tony Evers (D) announced that the state had hired a law firm, Sher Edling LLP, to litigate against companies responsible for discharging PFAS compounds in Wisconsin. According to a press release from the Department of Justice (DOJ), Sher Edling “represents state and local governments […]

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PFAS Update: State Seeks Outside Lawyers to Litigate Against PFAS Dischargers

On Friday, January 22, Governor Tony Evers announced that his administration is soliciting bids from law firms to find a legal team to litigate against companies responsible for discharging PFAS compounds in Wisconsin. This is one of many recommendations from the state’s PFAS Action Plan, published late last year by the governor’s PFAS Action Council. […]

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WSBU v. Brennan & Bartlett v. Evers (Gubernatorial Vetoes)

Released on the same day, WSBU v. Brennan (2020 WI 69) and Bartlett v. Evers (2020 WI 68) both involve challenges to gubernatorial vetoes. The court dismissed WSBU v. Brennan but declared 3 of the 4 challenged vetoes in Bartlett v. Evers unconstitutional. Under the Wisconsin Constitution (Article V, Section 10), governors can partially veto […]

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Latest AG Actions: AG Kaul Opposes Trump Administration Education Proposals, Infrastructure Permitting Deregulation

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul recently joined multistate coalitions opposing moves by President Trump’s administration amid COVID-19. On June 29, Kaul joined a coalition of 15 state attorneys general in a letter opposing President Trump’s executive order on expediting infrastructure investments during COVID-19. Trump issued Executive Order 13927 on June 4, instructing federal agencies to […]

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AG Kaul Joins Coalitions on Net Metering Petition, Generic Drug Investigation

In addition to recent multistate comments filed on PFAS chemicals, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul recently joined a multistate coalition supporting state net metering programs and a coalition filing an antitrust lawsuit against generic drug manufacturers.   Net Metering AG Kaul, along with 16 other attorneys general, is urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) […]

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PFAS Update: AG Kaul Leads Coalition Supporting EPA Regulation, WI PFAS Action Council Meets

AG Kaul & EPA Action Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul recently led a 22-state coalition urging the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate PFAS chemicals. The comments from the multistate coalition Urge EPA to regulate specific PFAS chemicals PFOA and PFOS under the Safe Drinking Water Act, setting national drinking water standards. Request EPA […]

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