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41 new laws hit the books in Wisconsin

Last month, Governor Scott Walker signed 41 bills into Wisconsin law, affecting areas such as criminal justice, drugs and medication, students and recreation. As attorneys, it's our job to stay up-to-date on developments in Wisconsin law (and, when laws get weird, it can be lots of fun). How will this new crop of statutes affect Wisconsinites? Read on to learn about some highlights and what they could mean for you.

Explosion At Refinery In Superior, Wisconsin

On the morning of Thursday, April 26th, an asphalt tank at the Husky Energy refinery exploded. Shockwaves from the location reverberated more than 15 miles away, as people in surrounding areas reported that it felt as though an earthquake was moving through the area.

How Stressed Are Wisconsinites?

We often blog about stressful topics - car accidents, work injuries, appealing a denial of disability benefits, and many other high-stress situations - that affect our fellow Wisconsinites and our neighbors in Minnesota. As such, we were intrigued when we saw a recently created ranking that shows which states are the most and least stressed. While we often encounter people at some of their most stressful times in life, it's interesting to see how the state population (as a whole) ranks in relation to stress levels.

“Green Alert” Bill Could Help Wisconsin Veterans

Our veterans put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms and keep us safe. It’s a difficult, high-pressure job that leaves many service members changed for life. But, too often, these heroes are denied the resources they need to heal when they return home.

Little uproar in Wisconsin as catfishing may be made illegal

The State of Wisconsin is recognized nationally as one of the premier outdoor fishing and hunting destinations in the United States. The Wisconsin DNR estimates that hunters and anglers generate more than $4 billion (with a b) in annual license fees, adding more than 56,000 jobs to state and local economies. It must have come as a surprise to many when a November 2017 issue of Cap Times (an online news site highlighting news out of Madison) reported that hearings were underway to outlaw catfishing.

New Wisconsin Laws in 2018

January 1 ushered in more than the new year in Wisconsin. It brought about a number of new laws (and changes to existing laws) that are now in effect throughout the state.

U.S. Supreme Court weighs Wisconsin gerrymandering case

Earlier this month, the nation’s highest court heard oral arguments in a case that could have far-reaching implications for American elections. Focused on electoral gerrymandering in Wisconsin, the case forces the Supreme Court justices to consider their own role in legislative redistricting.

St. Croix lake cabin lawsuit decided by U.S. Supreme Court

A decision has been made in a prolonged lawsuit that wound its way through the highest courts in Wisconsin and landing before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2016. This June, the highest court in the country agreed with the Wisconsin courts and ruled against a large family.

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