MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two Milwaukee police officers will not be charged in a fatal shooting in 2017. Milwaukee County District Attorney John T. Chisholm concluded that Officers Leon Burns and Daniel Tierney acted under Wisconsin law and were justified in using deadly force. Burns and Tierney fired their guns on Sept. 3, 2017, fatally wounding Antwon Springer of Milwaukee. Officers were breaking up a street fight when Springer fired shots from his porch. Both officers said they feared Springer would shoot again.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says if Gov. Tony Evers’ tax cut plan raises taxes on anyone to reduce taxes on others it’s a non-starter with Republicans. Vos made the remarks to reporters Tuesday afternoon before he was set to testify at a joint legislative hearing on Republicans’ own tax cut plan. Evers wants to fund an $415 million annual income tax cut by rolling back a manufacturing tax credit program. The GOP would fund $340 million in annual income tax cuts with the state’s surplus.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers says his state budget proposal will close the “dark stores” loophole that lets companies assess property taxes using the value of an empty big box store instead of an operational store. Evers affirmed his commitment to closing the loophole Tuesday after speaking at a meeting of the Wisconsin Counties Association. Local governments have been leading the push to close the loophole that results in a store getting lower property tax assessments.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul is signaling he likely won’t represent the state in the latest lawsuit challenging Wisconsin Republicans’ lame-duck laws. Kaul declined to comment directly Tuesday on whether he would represent the state in the lawsuit. But he noted he decided not to defend the state in another lawsuit challenging the laws because the statutes impact the state Justice Department, creating a conflict of interest.