MADISON (AP) - The state Supreme Court won't reconsider a lawsuit challenging Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining law.
Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne argued Republicans violated the open meetings law during debate on the measure. The Supreme Court ruled in June 2011 the law stands.
Ozanne in December asked the court to reconsider the case. He argued the Michael, Best & Friedrich law firm both defended the law and gave Justice Michael Gableman free legal help in the past, raising questions of impropriety.
Gableman refused to recuse himself from the matter, though, and the court deadlocked 3-3 Friday on Ozanne's request to re-open the case without Gableman. It would have taken four votes to proceed.
The tie means the court has essentially denied Ozanne's request to revisit the case.
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Firefighters are battling a house fire in Kewaunee County.
Wind, snow, cold and ice played a role as firefighters battled a fire in downtown Ripon Wednesday morning.
Outagamie County's second largest employer is expanding, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
The State Building Commission has approved $5 million to help build the Wisconsin Maritime Center of Excellence in Marinette.
Fond du Lac police have released more information about the weapons they found in the apartment of a man who was at the center of a five-hour standoff on Monday.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is announcing a public meeting has been scheduled to provide road closure and design information for the Velp Avenue interchange area.