WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin National Guard says it’s prepared to assist in the response to Hurricane Florence. The Guard says four of its West Bend-based Blackhawk helicopters and around 24 crew members left Wisconsin on Friday en route to Maryland, where they’ll stand by in case civil authorities request their help. The Blackhawks are medivac helicopters with hoist and medical treatment capabilities.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker is imploring state senators to visit a Kimberly-Clark plant that’s slated to close if the Legislature doesn’t approve a tax incentive package that could cost up to $100 million. Walker sent senators a letter on Friday asking them to visit the Cold Spring facility in Fox Crossing. Kimberly-Clark has given a Sept. 30 deadline for the Senate to vote on the incentive bill that’s already cleared the Assembly.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s chancellor’s husband has been banned from campus and stripped of an unpaid position amid sexual harassment allegations. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports an investigation has concluded Chancellor Beverly Kopper’s husband, Pete Hill, sexually harassed female employees.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The committee that works to elect Democrats to the Wisconsin Assembly is filing a federal lawsuit challenging Republican-drawn legislative boundaries. The Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee filed the lawsuit Friday, hours after a group of Democratic voters renewed their own federal challenge to the district boundaries.