AG challenger Kaul rips Schimel on wells, opioids, arming teachers


Republican AG Brad Schimel is too soft on big drug companies and polluters, his suggestion that teachers carry guns is alarming and he failed to effectively investigate abuse allegations at Wisconsin’s youth prison, Democratic challenger Josh Kaul said Friday. > AP News

Wisconsin AG Schimel announces he’s running again


Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel formally announced his re-election campaign Thursday, releasing a video that described himself as tough on crime and independent. Schimel was first elected attorney general in 2014. Prior to that, he was Waukesha County’s district attorney. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Understanding the new 20-state lawsuit against Obamacare that Schimel’s co-leading


In a lawsuit filed Tuesday by a coalition of 20 red states led by Texas AG Ken Paxton and Wisconsin AG Brad Schimel, the states claim that since Congress repealed the individual mandate’s tax penalty for not having coverage, that means the mandate itself — and the whole health care law — is invalid. > POLITICO

Walker moves to stabilize Obamacare at same time as Schimel seeks to strike it down


Wisconsin’s top GOP leaders have underlined a question: Should their party keep trying to kill the ACA or accept it since Congress didn’t replace it? Gov. Scott Walker and his AG Brad Schimel are tackling it from both sides, as Schimel co-leads a new 20-state lawsuit against Obamacare. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Wisconsin unions fight collective-bargaining limits with lawsuit


Two chapters of the Operating Engineers of Wisconsin filed a lawsuit Friday naming Gov. Scott Walker and Attorney General Brad Schimel, claiming Act 10 violates their freedom of speech and freedom of association rights. > Courthouse News Service

AG Schimel open to allowing guns in schools


Wisconsin Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel on Tuesday said he’s open to allowing teachers and others to be armed in schools: “When you make a school a gun-free school zone, the only person you’re stopping is the law-abiding gun owner who doesn’t want to get in trouble.” Schimel is up for re-election in November. > AP News

Josh Kaul scores endorsement from nation’s largest LGBTQ rights group


The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, has endorsed Josh Kaul for attorney general in Wisconsin. Democrat Kaul will challenge current Wisconsin AG Brad Schimel in the general election on Nov. 6. > Wisconsin Gazette