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MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) – A former official from two previous Republican administrations has joined the overcrowded race for the GOP lieutenant governor. Will Martin served under Tommy Thompson and Scott Walker. He becomes the seventh Republican candidate announced for the post which carries little power or responsibility. There is also an open primary on the Democratic side. The winners of the August 9 primary will be matched with each party’s candidate for governor. Martin said in launching his candidacy on Tuesday that his experience working in the private sector and in government will inform his work as lieutenant governor.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Eleven students at a private Milwaukee school were taken to hospital after a build-up of chlorine in the swimming pool deteriorated the air quality. Firefighters said the children at St. Augustine Preparatory Academy were treated Monday for breathing problems at the Wisconsin Children’s Hospital. Battalion Commander Andrew Hargarten said the students were participating in a swimming lesson when the air quality quickly changed. School officials say a mechanical breakdown in the pool has caused excess chlorine to be released. The hospital or school did not communicate the children’s ages or their condition. The academy accommodates approximately 1,500 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) – Republican state lawmakers are calling on Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers to impeach Milwaukee County’s top prosecutor after his office recommended a $ 1,000 bond for a man before he ‘he drives his vehicle in a Christmas parade, killing six people. Darrell Brooks Jr. posted bail five days before prosecutors say he drove his SUV through the crowded parade route in Waukesha on November 21, killing five adults and a child and injuring about 60 others. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, a Democrat, last week called his office’s bail recommendation “inappropriately weak” given the circumstances of the crimes Brooks faced and his track record. But 16 GOP lawmakers from the Waukesha Chisholm region’s immediate impeachment.

MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) – Gov. Tony Evers has signed bipartisan bills establishing a first-ever process for collecting and tracking sexual assault evidence kits, proposals that have been stalled for years due to feuds partisan despite broad support from law enforcement agencies and victim advocates. and others across Wisconsin. Evers’ signing of the measures on Monday drew praise from Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul and Republican lawmakers. It is completing a years-long struggle to create protocols in law for the handling and storage of kits, which can provide full evidence in sexual assault cases. Evers says the new laws will increase transparency and accountability in the state’s testing process.

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