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BREAKING NEWS / URGENT: The State Supreme Court upholds Act 10, Voter ID, and the state's domestic partnership registry

MADISON, Wis (WSAU)  - The Wisconsin State Supreme Court upheld Act 10, the state law that limits the collective bargaining rights of state employees. The law from three years ago sparked protests at the state capital and led to the recall attempt against Governor Scott Walker. The court's ruling in favor of Act 10 was 5-2. Justice Michael Gableman wrote the lead opinion, which was also signed by Justices David Prosser, Pat Roggensack and Annette Ziegler. Justice Patrick Crooks concurre...

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Past mayor versus present mayor for Wisconsin Rapids

Zach Vruwink, Wisconsin Rapids Mayor
Mary Jo Carson
Zach Vruwink, Wisconsin Rapids Mayor

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (WSAU) -- An interesting political race is brewing in Wisconsin Rapids. It’s the former mayor taking on the present mayor. Mary Jo Carson retired from office nearly two years ago and endorsed Zach Vruwink to succeed her. Now, Carson is coming out of retirement to challenge Vruwink.

Carson has been critical of Vruwink’s leadership and his style of managing city business away from his desk. Vruwink believes he is more effective letting department heads answer specific questions in their area of expertise, and that it is important to represent the city at certain state and national functions.

Carson served three terms before retiring. Vruwink is finishing his first term as the Wisconsin Rapids mayor. Both must have their nomination papers turned in by January 7th to be on the spring ballot.