CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners have said goodbye to a Wisconsin Girl Scout and her mother killed in a hit-and-run along a rural road. A funeral was held Thursday for 32-year-old Sara Schneider and her 10-year-old daughter, Haylee Hickle. Mourners turned out for the first funerals for the three Girl Scouts and young mother killed Saturday as they picked up trash along a Chippewa County highway. A 21-year-old man is accused of inhaling chemical vapors before he crashed his pickup truck into the group.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republican lawmakers have privately discussed ways they could limit the incoming Democratic governor before he takes office. Tony Evers, who narrowly defeated Republican Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday, said Thursday that the GOP lawmakers’ discussions are a “desperate attempt to cling to power.” He says GOP legislative leaders should “stop any and all attempts to play politics and weaken the powers of the governor’s office.”
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald is downplaying what Republicans may do to limit powers of incoming Democratic Gov. Tony Evers before he takes office. Fitzgerald told reporters Thursday that Republicans don’t want to undermine the new governor. He says they primarily want to put into law agency rules that have been enacted in recent years related to conservative priorities.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A $100 million tax break bill designed to keep paper products giant Kimberly-Clark Corp. from closing an Appleton-area plant will get a public hearing in the Legislature, but approval remains uncertain. The Assembly passed the bill earlier this year but it stalled in the Senate. Without it, Kimberly-Clark has said it plans to close a Fox Crossing plant that employs about 500 people.