Holder, Walker and Baldwin call for action on Russian Twitter trolls’ Wisconsin meddling


Bipartisan leaders from former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker called Friday for a federal response to news that Russian Twitter trolls sought to stoke racial division in the wake of the August 2016 unrest in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Mayor Barrett veers into national gun debate during State of the City


Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett used his State of the City spotlight Monday to call for mandatory background checks on all gun sales and a ban on assault weapons, as well as slamming Republicans who support arming teachers and appearing to take a dig at House Speaker Paul Ryan. > FOX 6 Milwaukee

Three Milwaukee County jail staffers charged in inmate’s dehydration death


Prosecutors have charged three Milwaukee County jail staffers for their role in the dehydration death of an inmate who spent a week without water, which occurred while the jail was overseen by conservative firebrand and Trump supporter Sheriff David Clarke. The inmate is one of seven prisoners to have died in the jail since mid-2016. > CBS News

Bill would prohibit Wisconsin municipalities from enforcing local employment ordinances


The cities of Madison and Milwaukee are lobbying against a bill that would prohibit local governments from enforcing their own employment ordinances related to discrimination, hours, wages and benefits. Assembly lawmakers are set to hear public testimony on the proposal today. > Cap Times

Foxconn setting up headquarters in downtown Milwaukee


Foxconn is going to house its North American headquarters in downtown Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported the purchase of an existing property Monday, the same day news came out that Gov. Scott Walker is planning to join Foxconn officials in Milwaukee to announce an investment the company is making in the city. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Lawmakers hope to revive I-94 project, but Walker says drivers need a construction break


Milwaukee-area Republican lawmakers are scrambling to revive plans to rebuild I-94 between the Marquette and Zoo interchanges. Republican lawmakers didn’t allocate funding for the project when they adopted the state budget in the fall, leading federal authorities to threaten to pull their approval for it and Gov. Scott Walker to abandon the project. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel