Trump Adds Potential Supreme Court Picks

On Wednesday, President Trump released 20 new names for his short list of potential Supreme Court picks. The new names join the previous list of 25 names he would consider for the position. President Trump first released a list of 11 potential jurists in 2016. The new additions are: – Daniel Cameron, Kentucky attorney general – Ted Cruz, Texas senator […]

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Wahoske v. Mills Fleet Farm LLC (Recreational Immunity)

In Wahoske v. Mills Fleet Farm LLC (2019AP2036), the Wisconsin Court of Appeals held that a hunting stand could be a “structure” for purposes of the recreational immunity statute. Facts For about six months every year, Robert Stibb affixes a tree stand on a tree on his parents’ property. In 2017, Stibb’s friend, Jason Wahoske, was bow […]

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Koenig v. Aldrich (Trespass & Private Nuisance)

In Koenig v. Aldrich (2019AP242), the Wisconsin Court of Appeals (District III) held that intrusion into the immediate airspace of a property counted as trespass and that an L-shaped fence did not did not constitute a nuisance pursuant to WIS. STAT. § 844.10 (2017-18). Facts Koenig owns a parcel of property that checkerboards with three other parcels—in […]

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City of Stoughton v. Olson (Statutory Interpretation)

In City of Stoughton v. Olson (2019AP1872), the Wisconsin Court of Appeals upheld a circuit court decision dismissing citations leveled against a bartender and owner for allowing minors to enter a dedicated bar area within a bowling center. Facts In 2017, a Stoughton police officer encountered an underage individual playing pool in the “bar area” within the […]

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WEDC Report on COVID-19 Impact

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) on June 30 submitted to the Legislature a report on the economic impact of COVID-19 and recovery priorities. The Legislature mandated WEDC submit the report in 2019 Act 185, the state’s COVID-19 legislation enacted in April. Act 185 required WEDC to submit a plan “for providing support to the […]

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COVID-19 in Wisconsin

Hamilton Consulting has created this website to direct clients and colleagues to the latest information on how Gov. Tony Evers, Wisconsin state agencies, and the Legislature are responding to COVID-19. Please keep in mind that the situation is quickly evolving, and the Hamilton Consulting team will try to keep this page as updated as possible. […]

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Business Day in Madison – Feb. 26

Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce’s Business Day in Madison is a must-attend event for business leaders from around Wisconsin. Make sure to register for this year’s conference on February 26th and find out any info you need here: https://www.wmc.org/event/business-day-in-madison/

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JFC Removes Worker’s Comp Provisions from Gov. Evers Budget

In its first executive session on the 2019-21 state budget on May 9, the Wisconsin Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee voted to remove provisions of Gov. Tony Evers’s proposed budget making changes to worker’s compensation procedures. Evers’s budget had proposed unifying worker’s compensation proceedings under the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) by moving disputed worker’s compensation […]

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Gov. Evers’s 2019-21 Biennium Budget Highlights

On Thursday, Feb. 28, Gov. Tony Evers released his 2019-21 state budget. Overall, Evers proposes an operating budget of $40.7 billion in fiscal year 2019-20 and $42.7 billion in fiscal year 2020-21. The proposed budget adds over 700 more positions than in the 2018-19 fiscal year. The largest increases in general purpose revenue (GPR) go […]

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HCG’s Guide to Preparing for the 2019-20 Session

The inauguration of the 2019-20 legislative session is just a few weeks away, and the Hamilton Consulting Group team is busy preparing. In the list below, we have gathered our favorite and most helpful tools we use throughout the session. Bookmark the tools on the list below for a successful start to 2019! Subscribe to […]

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