MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Several Republican-led elections bills are moving through the Legislature as it moves into the final two weeks before the end of the session. The Wisconsin State Journal reported yesterday that eight of the 15 election-related bills have Democratic support. Issue advocacy groups would be exempt from disclosing campaign finances under one bill, but it faces Republican opposition in the Senate, making it unlikely to pass.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The Gannett Wisconsin Media Investigative Team is reporting more than 3,000 public sector retirees returned to work for a public employer last year while drawing pensions from their old jobs. The team reported Thursday state Department of Employee Trust Funds data show 3,025 Wisconsin Retirement System retirees returned to work in 2013. A DETF spokesman said no retirees halted their pension to return to work full-time from July 2013, when a new law took effect, and January 31st of this year.
RACINE, Wis. (AP) - Racine police say they've arrested a suspect in a Chicago area murder last November. Authorities say the 19-year-old man was arrested Thursday on an Illinois warrant after officers pulled him over in Racine.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The murder trial of a Purdue University engineering student accused of killing a student from West Bend, Wisconsin has been postponed for six months. The trial date for 23-year-old Cody Cousins was rescheduled for October 6th during a hearing Friday in Indianapolis' Tippecanoe County court. It had been scheduled to begin April 22nd.
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