MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin judge’s ruling overturning a high school wrestler’s suspension is causing worry among referees who fear their officiating could be undermined by courts. At issue is a Feb. 2 wrestling contest in which the victor was suspended for one match for arguing with a referee and showing off after he won. His parents went to court in Racine County because the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association doesn’t allow appeals of officiating calls. A judge ruled in their favor.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers says a task force he created to come up with funding solutions to pay for Wisconsin roads is likely to propose a gas tax increase. Evers wouldn’t tell reporters Tuesday how much he expected the group to recommend increasing the tax. It is currently 32.9-cents-a-gallon. Evers wants to include the task force’s funding recommendation in his two-year state budget he will release on Feb. 28.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans are inching closer to sending their middle-class tax cut plan to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. The state Assembly passed the bill 61-33 on Tuesday. It now goes to the state Senate, which is expected to take it up Wednesday. Approval would send the bill to Evers’ desk, where it appears destined to die. Evers has said he can’t support the bill because it relies on a budget surplus to backfill lost revenue.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans erased any mention of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick from a resolution recognizing Black History Month on Tuesday, saying he’s too controversial to be included in a list of influential black leaders. February is Black History Month. The Legislature’s black caucus had proposed a resolution honoring a number of black leaders, including Kaepernick.