Op-eds call on Schimel to return donations to opioid makers

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, who has received campaign funds from opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma, has refused to join 17 other state attorneys general who are suing Purdue and other opioid manufacturers in court. > Wisconsin Gazette

Wisconsin AG who promotes government transparency not so good at it himself

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As Wisconsin’s AG, Brad Schimel oversees state laws regarding transparency in government, and he has made improved transparency a prominent part of his campaign. How can he effectively do that if he’s trying to hide from the public that he accepted a free trip to speak before what many consider a hate group? > WIZM Radio La Crosse

Schimel planned to keep secret records of trip, his emails show

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Emails obtained by USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin show that Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel planned to keep secret a $4,100 trip last year that was funded by a Christian legal organization accused of being a hate group. > Appleton Post-Crescent

Wisconsin Supreme Court hears arguments in school powers case, aka Walker vs. Evers

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a complicated constitutional clash between Gov. Scott Walker and state schools superintendent Tony Evers, a Democratic gubernatorial rival. But first Evers’ attorneys hope to persuade the court to let them defend their boss, rather than Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Wisconsin again finds secret video shows no election fraud

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The Wisconsin Department of Justice has again concluded that secretly recorded videos of a liberal activist reveal no evidence of election fraud. The agency released investigative reports Monday showing their probe into recordings made by conservative group Project Veritas Action during the run-up to the 2016 election ended with no crimes substantiated. > AP News

Republicans plan busy state convention, including ‘pay to pray’ breakfast

At its state convention in Milwaukee this weekend, GOP delegates will hear from Gov. Scott Walker, Speaker Paul Ryan, and Sen. Ron Johnson, and will endorse a candidate to challenge Sen. Tammy Baldwin. A ticket is also on offer for a Sunday prayer breakfast with Walker, Johnson, and AG Brad Schimel. > WSAU Radio Wausau

DOJ reverses course on CBD oil

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AG Brad Schimel’s office now says it’s okay for authorized industrial hemp farmers to process it into cannabidiol, or CBD, oil. The stance represents a reversal from a DOJ memo sent last month that said only doctors and pharmacies can distribute the oil and people can possess it only with a doctor’s certification. > ABC 27 Madison