MADISON, Wis. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin wants the Department of Defense to investigate whether a Wisconsin National Guard sergeant is being discharged in retaliation for complaining about sexual misconduct in his unit. Master Sgt. Jay Ellis’ complaints about sexual assault and harassment within the 115th Fighter Wing last year has sparked two federal investigations. He said last week he had been told that he will receive a medical discharge. He believes his commanders want to deny him retirement benefits.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Vice President Mike Pence is planning to visit Wisconsin and his home state of Indiana next week. Pence’s office announced Wednesday that he was scheduled to tour and deliver remarks at shipbuilder Marinette Marine in northeast Wisconsin on Nov. 20. Later that day the former Indiana governor was then to give a speech at the Strada Education Network National Symposium in Indianapolis.
WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers says he does not think Republican state senators are “bastards,” saying a comment he made using that word was invoking a well-known saying and not an insult. Evers said Wednesday he was angry last week after the GOP-controlled Senate fired his agriculture secretary Brad Pfaff. He met with state workers and told them not to let the “bastards” impede their work.
SHOREWOOD, Wis. (AP) – All public schools in a Milwaukee suburb are closed after officials say a high school student wrote a hit list and was found in possession of a loaded magazine of ammunition. Shorewood School District officials said because of “ongoing safety concerns,” classes and activities are canceled Wednesday.