Monday, December 2, 2013
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker's proposal that delays kicking 72,000 people off of the state's Medicaid program has been approved by the Legislature's budget committee. Walker would pay for continuing that coverage through March by delaying for an equal time expanding Medicaid coverage for 83,000 childless adults earning below the poverty level. Walker says those losing coverage need more time to sign up for private health insurance through the online exchange.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal appeals court arguments are set for Tuesday morning in a lawsuit challenging Wisconsin's new law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. Republicans who wrote the law say it's designed to ensure continuity of care. But Planned Parenthood and Affiliated Medical Services filed a federal lawsuit alleging the law would force the organizations to close two clinics in Appleton and Milwaukee.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wisconsin truck driver who joined a cyberattack on Wichita-based Koch Industries has been sentenced to two years' probation for the onslaught that briefly took the company's website offline. Eric Rosol, of Black Creek, Wis., also was ordered to pay $183,000 in restitution for taking part in the attack on Koch Industries. He pleaded guilty earlier to a misdemeanor count of accessing a protected computer.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Nearly 1,200 faculty members left the University of Wisconsin System during the 2011-13 biennium. The report compiled for the Board of Regents' business committee says 657 faculty members retired during that span. All of them were tenured faculty. Nearly 500 faculty members resigned. Of them 185 were tenured and 306 were on a tenure track.