MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Longtime Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson was absent from court arguments and closed-door discussions Monday without explanation. Chief Justice Pat Roggensack announced from the bench that Abrahamson would miss oral arguments in three cases the court heard that day and was not participating in the decisions. Roggensack did not give a reason for the absence. Court spokesman Tom Sheehan said that Abrahamson did not provide a reason for her absence.
OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) - The Menominee tribe has purchased the naming rights for the Wisconsin Herd's new arena in Oshkosh. The Herd is the minor league affiliate of the Milwaukee Bucks. Terms of the five-year sponsorship were not released. The $21 million, 3,600-seat arena is set to be opened in time for the Herd's first home game Nov. 17.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is apologizing for calling three fellow Republicans "terrorists" over their negotiations on the state budget with Gov. Scott Walker. Vos made the comment in an interview Sunday that aired on the WISN-TV show ""Up Front with Mike Gousha (GOO-shay)." Vos issued a news release early Monday afternoon saying he regrets using the word terrorist and apologized.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says he doubts he'll join a lawsuit seeking to force President Donald Trump's administration to make health care subsidy payments. The administration announced this month it will cut off the subsidies, which aim to reduce out-of-pocket costs for lower-income people.
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