MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Eleven patients at UW Hospital developed Legionnaires’ disease apparently due to bacteria in the hospital’s hot water system. Officials said Friday that four of the patients remained hospitalized and six were discharged or treated at outpatient facilities. Officials said last week that one patient died. More cases of the disease could be found before Wednesday, when the incubation period for the bacteria ends. The hospital is working with health officials to test the water and ensure it’s safe.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System regents have approved lucrative raises for 10 of the system’s 13 four-year school chancellors. UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank saw the largest raise, going from $509,949 to $582,617. The three chancellors who didn’t receive raises include UW-La Crosse’s Joe Gow, UW-Platteville’s Dennis Shields and UW-Whitewater’s Beverly Kopper.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — If Democrats sue to prevent Republicans from diluting the powers of Wisconsin’s new governor and attorney general, the lawsuits will probably center on one question: Are lawmakers usurping authority that belongs to the executive branch? The legal threat arose after Republicans passed bills Wednesday that would give lawmakers leverage over actions previous governors and attorneys general could carry out on their own.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans pushing to hang on to power in Wisconsin and Michigan aren’t stopping at curbing the authority of incoming Democratic governors. They’re also trying to hamstring Democrats who are about to take over as attorneys general. The moves underscore how attorneys general have become powerful partisan weapons on both the state and national levels. Republicans in both states want to reduce the powers of their Democratic attorneys general and strengthen their own authority.