APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — Police in Wisconsin say the man who was the subject of a medical emergency call that led to the death of a firefighter also died in the altercation. Police, fire and medical personnel in Appleton were called Wednesday evening to help a 47-year-old man thought to be having a medical emergency. The man was given help on the bus, then eventually left and started walking toward a nearby library. Police say that while the man was being attended, “the incident escalated” and shots were fired.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul is suing Oxycontin maker Purdue Pharma over its opioid marketing practices. Kaul filed the lawsuit in state court Thursday. It alleges Purdue Pharma downplayed the addiction risks of opioid pain medication Oxycontin and the company’s former president, Richard Sackler, approved the strategy.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence continued his promotional tour for the new North American trade agreement by telling workers at a western Wisconsin factory that American manufacturing will blossom with a new deal. The Wausau Daily Herald reports that Pence spoke Thursday at a family-owned business in Eau Claire that creates ventilation systems for agriculture. He told a group of about 100 people that the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, would be good for workers and “level the playing field.”
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans on the Legislature’s budget-writing committee have approved more money for Wisconsin’s technical colleges, but fell $11 million short of how much Gov. Tony Evers and Democrats wanted. The Joint Finance Committee is working Thursday on making changes to Evers’ budget before the full Republican-controlled Legislature votes on the two-year spending plan, likely sometime in June. Democrats and Evers proposed increasing funding for technical colleges by $36 million.