Fox6: Gov. Tony Evers vetoes bill that would create penalties for attending a riot.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Gov. Tony Evers vetoes bill changing Milwaukee and Madison fire and police commissions.
Madison.com: Former Dane County Circuit Judge calls for an end to business courts.
Marijuana Moment: Congressional Budget Office estimations of revenue and cost savings from marijuana legalization.
Overall, the office said that it expects the proposed federal taxes included in the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act to bring in $8.1 billion in revenue from 2022-2031....
It estimated that the policy chance (sic) would mean that time served in federal prison would be collectively reduced by 37,000 person-years for current and future inmates. CBO predicted that the Bureau of Prisons would save about $800 million because there would be fewer people in prison amid sentence reductions.
WeAreGreenBay.com (AP): University of Michigan historian sues New York prison officials to end ban of her book on Attica prison revolt.
The lawsuit contends that the ban is unconstitutional, particularly because the state has blocked inmates from accessing her book, prevented her from sharing it with inmates and denied her an opportunity to contest the ban.
“People have a right to read, and people have a right to history,” (author Heather Ann) Thompson said in a release. “We also have a right to have our books read. It’s a shame we live in a country where we censor people and ideas.”
Politico: Court overturns parts of Florida's new elections law.
A federal judge on Thursday struck down key provisions of a 2021 Florida election law championed by Gov. Ron DeSantis and, in a remarkable move, ruled the state must get court approval for the next 10 years before it enacts further changes in three areas.
Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker, in a blistering 288-page decision, said the law placed restrictions on voters that were unconstitutional and discriminated against minority citizens. Those included limits on drop boxes used for mail-in voting, on giving items to voters waiting in line and new requirements placed on voter registration groups.
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