Evers launches $3.5 million reelection TV ad buy

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has launched his first television ad buy of his reelection bid, a $3.5 million effort that comes a week after the fourth Republican to get into the race spent nearly $1 million on ads introducing himself to voters. The 60-second Evers ad that will begin airing statewide Tuesday marks an uptick in activity in the governor's race, coming on the heels of other large advertising buys by Republicans in recent weeks. Businessman Tim Michels spent nearly $1 million on ads last week when he launched his campaign and a super PAC supporting Kevin Nicholson ran nearly $1 million in ads in April.

Medical marijuana bill gets hearing after Legislature done for year

MADISON, Wis. — The Republican author of a bill to legalize medical marijuana says a hearing on her bill after the Legislature is done for the year is the best she could get from GOP leaders. “I would have loved to hold a hearing a little bit earlier, but this is what leadership agreed to,” said Sen. Mary Felzkowski, R-Irma….

Kind joins bipartisan effort urging EPA to close PFAS loophole immediately

LA CROSSE (WKBT) — U.S. Rep. Ron Kind has joined bipartisan effort pressing the Environmental Protection Agency to close a PFAS reporting loophole immediately. The loophole allows hundreds of the dangerous per- and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals to be manufactured, processed, used…