MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin ethics officials are considering making the state among the leaders in welcoming political contributions in bitcoins and other digital currencies. The federal government, Montana and Washington, D.C., already allow bitcoin campaign donations. But most states have been slow to embrace cryptocurrencies because the source of the donations is untraceable. The Wisconsin Ethics Commission held a hearing Tuesday but took no action.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Milwaukee city attorney's office has decided to prosecute Democratic state Sen. Lena Taylor for disorderly conduct. Taylor's attorney, Vince Bobot, said police cited Taylor following an argument with a bank teller on April 6.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A state appeals court says a public relations firm doesn't have the right to free access to the state Department of Transportation's accident database. The DOT releases accident reports through its website for $6 per report, through written requests and through a subscription service that costs $250 per week.
WAUPUN, Wis. (AP) - The remains of an unidentified woman found in a frozen creek in Fond du Lac County nearly 10 years ago will be exhumed this week at a cemetery in Waupun. Sheriff's officials say forensic anthropologists will examine the remains of "Jane Doe" using techniques that weren't available when her body was found. Through chemical isotope analysis, investigators may learn where the woman lived and her approximate age.
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