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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Ethics Commission Chairman David Halbrooks says he won't recuse himself from issues that involve the now-closed secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker. Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel on Tuesday said Halbrooks should recuse himself because he was granted immunity in the first John Doe investigation that involved aides to Walker when he was Milwaukee County executive. Halbrooks says Schimel's call for him to recuse himself doesn't make sense.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Republican member of the Wisconsin Elections Commission wants to see all the data that went into a University of Wisconsin professor's survey that found nearly 17,000 people didn't cast a ballot because of the state's voter identification law. Political science professor Ken Mayer presented results of his study for the commission Tuesday. Commission member and former Republican state Rep. Dean Knudson told Mayer he thought the survey that looked only at Dane and Milwaukee counties was flawed.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Milwaukee police say the father of a 4-year-old girl reported missing has been arrested for making a false report. Authorities say the girl was found at school. Earlier police reported the child was in a vehicle that was stolen in Milwaukee Tuesday morning. And, that the vehicle was recovered, but the child was still missing. Police later said the so-called abduction was falsely reported by the child's father.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin hunters and conservationists will have to wait a few more months to see the state Department of Natural Resources' new long-term chronic wasting disease plan. DNR big game officials have been working for more than a year on updates to the plan.
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