Wisconsin Senate passes ban on deadly synthetic versions of fentanyl

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Wisconsin would close loopholes that allow drug dealers to sell versions of the fearsomely powerful drug fentanyl, under a bill passed by the state Senate Tuesday. Fifty times stronger than heroin, fentanyl is spreading through Wisconsin and leaving death behind it. > Stevens Point Journal

How Walker’s jobs deal at Kestrel Aircraft went wrong, leaving taxpayers on the hook

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In the nearly six years since Kestrel executives and Gov. Scott Walker announced a partnership that committed $25 million in taxpayer money, Kestrel has defaulted on state loans worth several million dollars and has delivered a small fraction of the 665 promised jobs. > FOX 6 Milwaukee

Johnson stands by call for special counsel Robert Mueller to resign

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U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson stood by his declaration that Robert S. Mueller III should resign, even as the first indictments were handed down Monday in the probe into Russian interference in the presidential election led by the special counsel. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Ryan on Trump campaign staff indictments: ‘Let the investigators do their jobs’

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When asked on WTMJ Radio Milwaukee Monday about the charges against former Trump campaign staff, House Speaker Paul Ryan made it clear these indictments are part of a long process: “We need to let the investigators do their jobs and let the process and our legal course play itself out.”

Walker assembles familiar campaign re-election team

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Gov. Scott Walker’s re-election team contains familiar long-time advisers, including a target in the John Doe criminal investigation that looked into campaign fundraising during the 2012 recall election. > Wisconsin State Journal

Walker in Israel, meets with Netanyahu

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Gov. Scott Walker is in Israel for a trade mission and met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu one-on-one in Jerusalem for an hour on Monday. A release from Walker’s office said they discussed issues facing Israel and how to bolster the relationship between the country and Wisconsin. > Associated Press / WLUK